2-6. GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES (Con't).
Wires, nuts, hoses, fittings, or attaching hardware are SECURE when they cannot be
easily removed by hand or by wrench.
An item is SERVICEABLE if it is not worn beyond repair or likely to fail before next
An item is ADEQUATELY LUBRICATED if it has been lubricated in accordance with
Perform inspections of welds, electrical conduits, tubing, and hoses as described below:
Check for loose or chipped paint, rust, or cracks where parts are welded together. If a
bad weld is found, notify unit maintenance.
Look for cracked, frayed, loose, or broken electrical conduit, tubing, and hoses. Re-
port all unserviceable items to unit maintenance.
d. Where the instruction clean appears in a procedure, use guidelines found in paragraph 2-8.
Even if a procedure does not specify cleaning, be aware of any buildup of dirt, grease, oil, and debris.
Clean any such buildups using cleaning agents authorized in Appendix E and relubricate as required
2-7. SPECIFIC PMCS PROCEDURES.
a. Operator PMCS are provided in Table 2-1. Always perform PMCS in order listed. Once it
becomes a habit, anything that is not right can be spotted in a minute. If any defects are discovered
through PMCS, perform the appropriate troubleshooting task in Chapter 3, Section II. If any component
or system is not serviceable, or if given service does not correct problem, notify unit maintenance.
b. The PMCS procedures in Table 2-1 are performed at five intervals: Before, During, After,
Weekly, and Monthly. Before performing preventive maintenance, read all checks required for the
applicable interval and prepare tools needed to make all checks. Have several clean rags (Item 18,
Appendix E) handy. Perform ALL inspections
at applicable interval.
c. The columns in PMCS table are defined as follows:
Item No. Provides a logical sequence for PMCS to be performed and is used as a
source number when recording PMCS results on DA Form 2404, Equipment inspection
and Maintenance Worksheet.
Interval. Specifies interval at which PMCS is to be performed.
Item To Be Inspected. Lists system and common name of items that are to be in-
spected. Included in this column are specific servicing, inspection, replacement, or
adjustment procedures to be followed.
The terms "ready/available" and "mission-capable" refer to the same sta-
tus: Equipment is on hand and is able to perform its combat mission (see
DA Pam 738-750).
Equipment Is Not Ready/Available If:. Explains when semitrailer is nonmission capa-