Section H. OPERATOR/CREW PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
Operator/Crew Preventive Maintenance
Maintenance Forms and Records
Checks and Services
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.
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 TM 38-750.
a. Do your before (B) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE just before you operate the vehicle. Pay attention
to the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
b. Do your during (D) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE during operation. (During operation means to
monitor the vehicle and its related components while they are actually being operated. )
c. DO your after (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE right after operating the vehicle. Pay attention to
the CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
d. Do your weekly (W) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE weekly.
e. Do your monthly (M) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a month.
f. If something doesn't work, troubleshoot it with the instructions in this manual and notify your super-
g. Always do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you've
had some practice, you'll spot anything wrong in a hurry.
h. If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. If you find something
seriously wrong, report it to organizational maintenance RIGHT NOW.
i. When you do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, take along the tools you need to make all the
checks. You always need a rag or two.
Dry cleaning solvent (Fed. Spec PD-680) is both toxic and flammable.
Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors. Avoid skin contact. Use only in a
well-ventilated area. Keep away from open flame.
(1) Keep it clean: Dirt, grease, oil and debris only get in the way and may cover up a serious
problem. Clean as you work and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (PD-680) (item 18,
metal surfaces. Use
water when you clean rubber