2-7. PMCS PROCEDURES
Your PMCS, table 2-3, lists inspections and care required to keep your vehicle in good operating condition. It
is set up so you can make your BEFORE (B) OPERATION checks as you walk around the vehicle.
The Item Number column of table 2-3 lists procedures in consecutive numerical order. The TM Number
column on DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, refers to these item numbers when
recording PMCS results.
The INTERVAL column of table 2-3 tells you when to do a certain check or service.
The PROCEDURE column of table 2-3 tells you how to do required checks and services. Carefully follow
these instructions. If you do not have tools, or if the procedure tells you to, notify unit maintenance.
The Not Fully Mission Capable If column of table 2-3 tells you why vehicle is not able to perform the described
mission, and what equipment will be reported as not ready or unavailable. Refer to DA PAM 738-750.
If the truck does not perform as required, refer to Table 3-1, Troubleshooting Procedures.
If anything looks wrong and you cant fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. IMMEDIATELY report it to unit
Drycleaning solvent is flammable and will not be used near an open flame. A fire extinguisher will be kept
nearby when solvent is used. Use only in well-ventilated places. Failure to do this will result in injury to
personnel and/or damage to equipment.
Dirt, grease, oil, and debris may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you check. Use drycleaning
solvent on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water on rubber or plastic material.
When you do your PMCS, you will always need a rag-or two. Following are checks that are common to the
Check all bolts, nuts, and screws. If loose, bent, broken, or missing, either tighten or report condition(s)
to unit maintenance.
Look for loose or chipped paint and rust or gaps at welds. If a cracked or broken weld is found, report
condition(s) to unit maintenance.
Check electrical wires and connectors for cracked or broken insulation. Look for bare wires and loose or
broken connections. Tighten loose connections. Report other problem(s) to unit maintenance.
Check hoses and fluid lines for wear, damage, and leaks. Ensure clamps and fittings are tight. (Refer
to para. 2-9 for information on leaks.)
Check air lines for damage or leaks. Ensure clamps and fittings are tight. Tighten loose connections. If
leaks or other problems still exist, report condition to unit maintenance.