e. Always do your PMCS 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.
When you do your PMCS, take along a rag or two.
g. While performing PMCS observe WARNING and CAUTION paragraphs preceding those
operations which could endanger your safety or result in damage to the equipment.
h. If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404.
The number column is the source for the numbers used on the TM Number Column on DA
Form 2404. If you find something seriously wrong, report it to Organizational
Maintenance RIGHT AWAY.
Dry cleaning solvent (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. Flash point of solvent is
(1) Keep working area 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) to clean metal surfaces. Use soap and water
to clean rubber and plastic material.
(2) Check for loose, missing, bent or broken bolts, nuts, and screws. Check
for chipped paint, bare metal or rust around bolt heads. Tighten loose
bolts or report it to Organizational Maintenance if you are unable to tighten it.
(3) Check for loose or chipped paint, rust or gaps where parts are welded
together. Report bad welds to Organizational Maintenance.
(4) Check for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires and loose or broken
connectors. Tighten loose connectors. Make sure wires are in good
PMCS COLUMN DBSCRIPTION
a. Item Number - The order that PMCS should be performed, and also used as a
source of item numbers for the TM number column on DA Form 2404 Equipment Inspection
and Maintenance worksheet when recording results of PMCS.
Interval - Tells when each check is to be performed.
Item to be Inspected - Lists the checks to be performed.
d. Equipment is Not Ready/Available If - Has an entry only when the semitrailer
should not be operated or accepted with that problem.