d. lf your equipment fails cooperate, troubleshoot with proper equipment. Report any deficiencies, using the
proper forms; refer to DA PAM 738-750.
2-3. PMCS Procedures. Table 2-1 lists and describes the minimum preventive maintenance services to be
performed. Explanation of columns used in the table is as follows:
a. Item Number. A chronological order of checks and services to be performed, regardless of interval. When
recording results of PMCS on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, this column
shall be used as the source for the TM Number column.
b. Interval. A dot () in one of these columns indicates the interval at which each check is to be performed.
Symbols used at the head of each column are explained in the table.
Item to be inspected. Describes the component on which check is to be performed.
d. Procedues. Describes the procedure by which the check is to be performed.
e. For readiness reporting, equipment is not ready/available if: Contains the criteria which will cause the
equipment to be classified as not ready because of inability to perform its primary function.
The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to the same status: Equipment is on
hand and is able to perform its combat mission. Refer to DA Pam 738-750.
2-4. Special Instructions. Preventive maintenance is not limited to performing the checks and services
listed in the PMCS table.
Dry cleaning solvent used to clean parts is potentially dangerous to personnel
and property. Avoid repeated and prolonged contact. Do not use near open flame
or excessive heat. Flash point of solvent is 100° F-138°F (38°C-60°C).
Keep it clean. Dirt, grease, oil, debris get in the way and may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you
work and as needed. Use drycleaning solvent on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water to clean rubber or
b. Bolts. Nuts. and Screws. Check them all for obvious looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition. You
cant try them all with a tool, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads. If you find one you
think is loose, tighten it, or report it to unit maintenance if you cant tighten it.
Fluid Lines. Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet spots and
stains around a fitting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak comes from a loose connector, tighten it, If
something is broken or worn out, report it to unit maintenance.
Leakage Defintions. It is necessary for you to know how fluid leakage affects the status of your equipment.
The following are definitions of the types/classes of leaks you need to know to be able to determine the status of
your equipment. Learn and be familiar with them. When in doubt, NOTIFY YOUR SUPERVISOR!