2-5. SPECIAL KITS CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
Controls and indicators which are added as part of a modification kit have been incorporated into paragraph 2-3
and 2-4. Controls and Indicators which are added as part of an optional kit can be found in section V.
Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) means systematic caring, inspecting, and servicing of
equipment to keep it in good condition and to prevent breakdowns. As the vehicles operator, your mission is to:
Be sure to perform your PMCS each time you operate the vehicle. Always do your PMCS in the same order,
so it gets to be a habit. Once youve had some practice, youll quickly spot anything wrong.
Do your BEFORE checks and service just prior to the start of the mission to identify faults that will prevent
performance of the mission. Pay attention to WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
Do your DURING checks and services during the mission to identify faults in equipment performance. Pay
attention to WARNINGS, CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
Do your AFTER checks immediately at the conclusion of the mission. Pay attention to WARNINGS,
CAUTIONS, and NOTES.
When a check and service procedure is required for both weekly and after intervals, it is not necessary to
perform the weekly procedure during the same week in which the before procedure was done.
Do your WEEKLY checks once a week to identify faults that must be corrected to sustain equipment at fully
mission capable standards until next unit maintenance service.
Do your MONTHLY checks for faults that do not need to be checked weekly, but must be checked more often
than at next service by unit maintenance.
Use DA Form 2404 (Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet) to record any faults that you
discover before, during, or after operation, unless you can fix them. You DO NOT need to record faults that you fix.
Be prepared to assist unit maintenance when they lubricate the vehicle. Perform any other services when
required by unit maintenance.
A permanent record of the services, repairs, and modifications made to these vehicles must be recorded.
See DA PAM 738-750 for a list of the forms and records required. Refer to chapter 3, for specific maintenance