(4) Electrical wires and connectors: Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken
connectors. Tighten loose connections and make sure wires are in good condition.
(5) Hoses and fluid lines: Inspect hoses and fluid lines for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and
fittings are tight. Wet spots and stains around a fitting or connector can mean a leak. If a leak is caused by a
loose fitting or connector, tighten the fitting or connector. If a part is broken or worn out, either correct the
problem or report it to DS maintenance; refer to the Maintenance Allocation Chart (appx. B).
e. It is necessary to know how fluid leaks affect the status of equipment. The following are definitions of types or
classes of leaks used to determine the status of the equipment. Become familiar with them, and remember, when
in doubt, notify your supervisor.
- Seepage of fluid (indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough to form drops.
- Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops, but not enough to cause drops to drip from the item
being checked or inspected.
CLASS III - Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops that drip from the item being checked or inspected.
PMCS COLUMN DESCRIPTION
a. The Item no. column shall be used as a source of item numbers for the "TM Number" column on DA Form 2404,
Equipment Inspections and Maintenance Worksheet, in recording results of PMCS.
b. The Interval column of your PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service.
c. The Item to be inspected Procedure column lists the checks to be performed.