PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS), INCLUDING
LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS Continued
(5) Always do your PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit. With practice, youll spot anything that is wrong.
(6) Keep your vehicle clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way, and may cover up a serious problem.
Clean your vehicle as you work and as needed.
(7) Use cleaning compound (WP 0928 00, Item 19) on metal surfaces. Use general purpose detergent (WP 0928 00,
Item 35) and water when you clean rubber or plastic parts.
(8) You need to know how fluid leaks affect your vehicle. Definitions of the types and classes of leaks are given in
General Maintenance Instructions below. You need to know them to determine the condition of your vehicle. Learn
them. REMEMBER: WHEN IN DOUBT, NOTIFY YOUR SUPERVISOR!
GENERAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
This section contains safety warnings, guidelines, and general maintenance instructions. They should be followed when doing
maintenance procedures authorized for unit maintenance level.
PREPARATION FOR MAINTENANCE
PERSONNEL SAFETY. Practice all shop safety procedures and read all warnings in this manual.
PROPER EQUIPMENT. Get tools and equipment before starting a maintenance task. See RPSTL (TM
9-2350-277-24P), and the maintenance task for tools, equipment, parts, and materials.
WHAT TO DISCARD. Parts to discard, such as lockwashers, locknuts, and gaskets, are listed in the maintenance
tasks. If the step does not say to discard a part, the part should be saved. It may be used later or may be repaired.
Avoid damage to parts during removal, cleaning, inspection, repair, and installation procedures. Nicks,
scratches, and dents caused by careless handling could result in equipment failure.
Dirt can damage parts and cause malfunctions. Make sure all air and fluid openings, lines, and hoses are
capped or plugged during maintenance procedures.
During removal, tag parts to ensure proper installation.
During removal, tag leads on electrical parts to ensure proper installation. Tag each lead as it is removed.