Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
Genera 1.............................................. 2-11
Preventive Maintenance Checks
and Services ................................. 2-12
Every mission begins and ends with the paperwork. There isn't 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. They are a
checklist for you when you want to know what was 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 DA Pam 738-750.
2-12. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
a. The item numbers of the table indicate the sequence of the PMCS. Perform at the intervals shown below:
(1) Do your before (B) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE just before you operate the vehicle.
attention to the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
(2) Do your during (D) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE while the equipment and/or its component
systems are in operation. Pay attention to the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
(3) Do your after (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE after operations.
(4) Do your weekly (W) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a week.
(5) Do your monthly (MO) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a month.
b. If something doesn't work, troubleshoot it according to the instructions in this manual or notify your
c. Always do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you've
had some practice, you will spot anything wrong in a hurry.
d. When you do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, take along a rag or two.
e. While performing PMCS, observe warnings and cautions preceding those operations which could
endanger your safety or result in damage to the equipment.