4-11. General PMCS Procedures (cont'd)
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Make sure they are not loose, missing, bent or broken. Tighten any that are
Welds. Inspect for gaps where parts are welded together. Report bad welds to your supervisor.
Electrical Wires or Connectors. Inspect for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or
broken connectors. Make repairs as required.
Hoses, Line, and Fittings. Inspect for wear, damage and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are
tight. If a leak originates from a loose fitting or connector, tighten it. If a component is broken or worn out,
correct the problem if authorized by the Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) (Appendix B). If not
authorized, report it to your supervisor.
4-12. Specific PMCS Procedures
a. Unit PMCS procedures are listed in Table 4-1. Always perform PMCS in the order listed. Once your routine
becomes a habit, anything that is not right can be spotted in a minute. If anything wrong is
discovered through PMCS, perform the appropriate troubleshooting task listed in Section IV of this
chapter. If any component or system is not serviceable or if the service given does not correct the
b. The PMCS procedures listed in Table 4-1 are to performed at two intervals. Before performing PMCS, read all
the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare the tools needed to make all checks. Have several clean
rags (item 14, Appendix E) handy. Perform ALL inspections at the applicable
c. Explanations of the column headings in Table 4-1 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.
Item to be Inspected. This column of your PMCS table tells you what item is to be inspected and how to do the
required checks and services. Carefully follow these instructions. If you do not have the tools, or if the procedure
tells you to, have direct support maintenance do the work.