GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES - Continued
2. While performing PMCS, inspect the following components:
a. Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Ensure that they are not loose, missing, damaged, or broken. Tighten any
that are loose.
b. Welds. Inspect for gaps where parts are welded together. Report bad welds to your supervisor.
c. Electric Wires or Connectors. Inspect for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or
broken connectors. Inspect all wires and connections for corrosion. Make repairs or replace
d. Hoses, Lines, and Fittings. Inspect for wear, damage, and leaks. Ensure that clamps and fittings
are tight. If a leak originates from a loose fitting or connector, tighten it. If a component is broken
or worn, correct problem if authorized by the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) (WP 0076 00).
If not authorized, report it to your supervisor.
SPECIFIC PMCS PROCEDURES
1. Organizational PMCS are provided in Table 4. Always perform PMCS in the order listed. Once it
becomes a habit, anything that is not right can be spotted quickly. If anything wrong is discovered
through PMCS, perform the appropriate troubleshooting task in WP 0012 00. If any component
or system is not serviceable, or if given service does not correct problem, notify your supervisor.
2. Before performing preventive maintenance, read all the checks required for the applicable interval and
prepare tools needed to make all checks. Have several clean rags handy. Perform ALL inspections
at the applicable interval.
3. If anything wrong is discovered through PMCS, perform the appropriate troubleshooting task in
WP 0012 00. If any component or system is not serviceable, or if a given service does not correct
the problem, notify your supervisor.
4. The columns in Table 4 are defined as follows:
a. Item No. Provides a logical sequence for PMCS to be performed and is used as a source of item
numbers for the "TM ITEM NO" column on DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988E in recording PMCS results.
b. Interval. Specifies interval at which PMCS is to be performed.
c. Man-Hours. Specifies the estimated time it takes a person to check or service.
d. Item To Be Checked or Serviced. Lists the system and common name of items that are to be
e. Procedure. Tells you how to do the required check or service.
f. Equipment not Ready/Available if: Explains when the semitrailer is nonmission-capable (NMC).
This column tells you when and why your equipment cannot be used.