PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Every mission begins and ends with the paperwork. There isnt much of it, but you have to keep it up. The forms and
records you fill out have several uses. They are a permanent record of the services, repairs, and modifications made on
your vehicle. They are reports to organizational maintenance and to your commander. And they are a checklist for you
when you want to know what is wrong with the vehicle after its last use, and whether those faults have been fixed. For the
information you need on forms and records, see C. PAM 738-750.
OPERATOR/CREW PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES.
Do your before (B) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE just before you operate the vehicle. Pay attention to the
CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
DURING (D) checks and services of PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE will be performed while the equipment and/or
its component systems are in operation. Pay attention to the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
Do your after (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE right after operating the vehicle. Pay attention to the CAUTIONS
Do your weekly (W) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE weekly.
Do your monthly (M) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a month.
If something doesnt work, troubleshoot it with the instructions in this manual or notify your supervisor.
Always do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once youve had some
practice, youll spot anything wrong in a hurry.
When you do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, take along a rag or two.
While performings PMCS observe caution notes and warning paragraphs preceeding those operations which
could endanger your safety or result in damage to the equipment.
Dry cleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable. Wear protective goggles and gloves and use only in
well ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothes and dont breathe vapors. Do not use near
open flame or excessive heat. If you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, get fresh air immediately
and get medical aid. If contact with skin or clothing is made, flush with water. If contact with eyes is
made, wash your eyes with water and get medical aid immediately.
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.