SECTION X. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND
SERVICES (PMCS), AND LUBRICATION INSTRUCTIONS
2-92. PMCS INTRODUCTION.
Operator Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) are required
inspections and care of your vehicle is necessary to keep it in proper working order.
All instructions are mandatory. This section contains (PMCS) requirements for the
Pierce installed enhancements. The PMCS table (Table 2-9) contains checks and
services necessary to make sure the enhancements are ready for operation. Using
the PMCS table, perform preventive maintenance checks and services at the
Dry-cleaning solvent is TOXIC and flammable. Wear
protective goggles, face shield, and gloves; use only in a
well-ventilated area; avoid contact with skin, eyes, and
clothes, and do not breathe vapors. Keep away from heat
or flame. Never smoke when using solvent. The flash
point for Type II Dry-cleaning Solvent is 140F (60C) and
Type III Dry-cleaning Solvent is 200F (93C). Failure to
do so may result in injury or death to personnel.
If personnel become dizzy while using cleaning solvent,
immediately get fresh air and medical help. If solvent
contacts skin or clothes, flush with cold water. If solvent
contacts eyes, immediately flush eyes with water and get
immediate medical attention.
a. Cleanliness. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may
cover up a serious problem. Use dry-cleaning solvent on metal surfaces and
soapy water on rubber.
b. Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check bolts, nuts, and screws for obvious
looseness, missing, bent, or broken condition and tighten or replace as necessary.
If they cannot be checked with a tool, look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust
around bolt heads.
c. Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are
welded together. If a cracked weld is found, notify the supervisor.
d. Electrical Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked or broken insulation,
exposed wires, and loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors and
make sure that wires are in good shape.
e. Fluid Hoses, Tubes, and Fittings. Look for wear, damage, or leaks. Make
sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet spots show leaks, but a stain around a
fitting or connector may also indicate a leak. If connector or fitting is loose,
tighten it. If hoses, tubes, or fittings are broken or worn out, repair or replace per