2-3. PMCS PROCEDURES.
a. Do your Before (B) PMCS just before you operate the vehicle. Pay attention to all WARNINGs and
b. Do your During (D) PMCS while the equipment or its component systems are in operation.
c. Do your After (A) PMCS right after operating the vehicle. Pay attention to all WARNINGs and CAUTIONs.
d. Do your Weekly (W) PMCS once a week.
e. Do your Monthly (M) PMCS once a month.
If something doesn't work, troubleshoot it following the instructions in this manual or notify your supervisor.
g. Always do your PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you've had some experience, you'll
quickly spot anything wrong.
h. If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. If you find something seriously
wrong, report it to unit maintenance immediately.
When you do your PMCS, take along the tools you need to make all the checks. You always need several
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. Always wear protective
goggles and gloves, and use only In a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with
skin, eyes, and clothes, and DO NOT breathe vapors. DO NOT use near open
flame or excessive heat. The solvent's flash point is 100°F-130°F (38°C- 59 °C). If
you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh air and
medical help. If solvent contacts eyes, Immediately wash your eyes and get
Keep your vehicle 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 (Item 7, Appendix D) on all metal
surfaces. Use soap and water when you clean rubber or plastic material.
Perform the following inspections as described below:
(1) Bolts, nuts, and screws. Check for obvious looseness and missing, bent, or broken items. You can't
try them all with a tool, of course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads.
If you find one you think is loose, tighten it. If you can't tighten it, report itto unit maintenance.
(2) Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you find a bad
weld, report it to unit maintenance.
(3) Electric wires and connectors. Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken
connectors. Tighten loose connectors and ensure that the wires are in good condition.
(4) Hoses and fluid lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks, and ensure that clamps and fittings are tight.
Wet spots indicate leaks, of course, but a stain around a fitting or connector also can mean a leak.
Tighten all loose fittings or connectors. If something is broken or worn out, report it to unit maintenance.
2-4. LEAKAGE DEFINITIONS.
a. You must know how fluid leakage affects the status of your vehicle. The following are definitions of the
types/classes of leakage you need to know to be able to determine the status of your vehicle. Learn them, 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 great
enough to form drops.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops but not enough to cause
drops to drip from item being checked/inspected.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that fall from the item