If anything looks wrong and you cant fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. The number column is the source for the
numbers used on the TM Number Column on DA Form 2404. If you find something seriously wrong, report it to
Organizational maintenance RIGHT NOW.
Keep It Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean as
you work and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (P-D-680) to clean metal surfaces. Use soap and water when you
clean rubber or plastic material.
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check that they are not loose, missing, bent, or broken. You cant try them all with a
tool, of course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads. Tighten any that you find loose.
Report it to Organizational maintenance if you cant tighten it.
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad weld,
report it to Organizational maintenance.
Electric Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken
connectors. Report damaged or loose wiring to Organizational maintenance.
Hoses and Fluid Lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet spots
show leaks, of course, but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If a leak comes from a loose
fitting or connector, tighten it. If something is broken or worn out, report to Organizational maintenance (see
Maintenance Allocation Chart).
It is necessary for you to know how fluid leaks affect the status of your equipment. The following are definitions of the
types/classes of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the status of your equipment. Learn and be
familiar with them, and REMEMBER - when in doubt, notify your supervisor!
LEAKAGE DEFINITIONS FOR OPERATOR/CREW PMCS
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not enough to form drops.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops, but not enough to cause drops to drip from item being
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the item being checked/inspected.
Equipment operation is allowable with minor leakages (Class I or II). Of course,
consideration must be given to the fluid capacity in the item/system being
checked/inspected. When operating with Class I or II leaks, continue to check
fluid levels as required in your PMCS. Class III leaks should be reported to your
supervisor or to Organizational maintenance.