2-6. GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES (Cont).
b. While performing specific PMCS procedures, inspect the following components:
(1) Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Ensure that they are not loose, missing, bent, or broken. Report loose or
missing bolts, nuts, and screws to Organizational maintenance.
(2) Welds. Inspect for gaps where parts are welded together. Check for loose or chipped paint, rust, and
cracks. Report bad welds to Organizational maintenance.
(3) Electrical Conduit, Wires, or Connectors. Inspect for cracked or broken conduit insulation, bare
wires, and loose or broken connectors. Report loose connections and faulty wiring to Organizational maintenance.
(4) Hoses, Lines, and Fittings. Inspect for wear, damage, and leaks. Ensure that clamps and fittings
are tight. Report any damage, leaks, or loose fittings and clamps to Organizational maintenance.
c. Check that components are adequately lubricated in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 1.
2-7. SPECIFIC PMCS PROCEDURES.
a. Operator/Crew PMCS procedures are provided in Table 2-1. Always perform PMCS in the order listed.
Once it becomes a habit, anything that is not right can be spotted in a minute.
b. Before performing PMCS, read all the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare all the tools
needed. Have several clean rags (Item 11, Appendix E) handy. Perform ALL inspections at the applicable interval.
c. If anything wrong is discovered through PMCS, perform the appropriate troubleshooting task in Chapter 3,
Section Il. If any component or system is not serviceable, or if a given service does not correct the problem, notify your
d. The columns in Table 2-1 are defined as follows:
(1) 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 when recording PMCS results on DA Form 2404.
(2) Interval. Specifies the interval at which PMCS is to be performed.
(3) Item To Be Inspected. Lists the system and common name of items that are to be inspected.
Included in this column are specific servicing, inspection, replacement, or adjustment procedures to be followed.
The terms ready/available and "mission-capable" refer to the same status:
Equipment is on hand and is able to perform its combat mission (AR 700-138).
(4) Equipment is Not Ready/Available if. Explains when the semitrailer is nonmission-capable.
2-8. LEAKAGE DEFINITIONS.
a. It is important to know how fluid leakage affects the status of the semitrailer. Following are types/classes of
leakage an operator must know to determine whether the semitrailer is mission-capable. Learn these leakage
definitions. When in doubt, notify your supervisor.
Leakage Definitions for Operator/Crew PMCS
Seepage of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not
great enough to form drops.
Leakage of fluid great enough to form drops, but not great enough
to cause drops to drip from item being inspected.
Leakage of fluid is great enough to form drops that fall from item