PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) (continued)
Crack. A narrow break or separation in material.
Gouge. A groove or cavity in a sealing surface that cannot be repaired.
Nick. An indention caused by an object(s) striking the material.
Troubleshooting. If your equipment does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 3 under Troubleshooting for possible
problems. Report any malfunctions or failures on DA Form 2404, or refer to DA Pam 738-750.
Maintenance. If an assembly must be removed and/or disassembled in order to perform PMCS, refer to the maintenance
procedures in Chapter 3.
Improper use of high-pressure water hose or steam cleaner can damage seals and
electrical components, resulting in equipment failure. Use high-pressure water
only on suspension system.
Cleaning. Suspension components may be cleaned with high-pressure water or steam cleaners. Do not use high-
pressure water hose or steam cleaner in the driver's or crew compartment.
Reporting new faults. Any faults found but not covered in PMCS should be reported on DA Form 2404.
Your PMCS table (next page) lists the inspections and care of your equipment required to keep it good operating condition.
Explanations of the column headings are as follows:
Item No. The item number column of your PMCS table is to be used for reference. When completing DA Form
2404, include the item number for the check/service indicating a fault. Item numbers also appear in the order that
you must do checks and services for the intervals listed.
Interval. This column of your PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service.
Location, Item to Check/Service. This column of your PMCS table provides the location and the item to be
checked or serviced.
Crewmember, Procedure. This column of your PMCS table tells you how to do the required checks and services
and which crewmember(s) is responsible for each check or service. Carefully follow these instructions. If you do
not have the tools, or if the procedure tells you to, have Unit maintenance do the work.
Not Fully Mission Capable If. This column tells you when and why your equipment cannot be used.