2-9. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
The following is a breakdown of the PMCS table:
Item No. column. Checks and services are numbered in a logical order for moving around the Forward
Repair System (FRS). The item number column is used as a source of item numbers for the TM Number
Column on DA Form 2404/5988-E, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet, for recording
results of the PMCS.
Interval column. The column identifies when the PMCS should be performed. Lubrication services
coincide with the vehicles Semiannual Preventive Maintenance Service.
Item To Be Inspected column. This column identifies the item to be inspected.
Procedure column. This column contains all the information required to do the check/inspection. Art
is integrated into the column to aid the user in identifying items. Whenever replacement or repair is
recommended, reference is made to the applicable maintenance instructions.
Not Mission Capable If: column. This column contains a brief statement of the condition (e.g.,
malfunction, shortage) that would cause the vehicle to be less than fully ready to perform its assigned
If the vehicle must be kept in continuous operation, do only the procedures that can be
done without disturbing operation. Make complete checks and services when the vehicle
is shut down.
Oil filters must be serviced/cleaned/changed as applicable, when they are known to be
contaminated or clogged and at prescribed intervals.
For operation of equipment in protracted cold temperatures below -15 degrees F (-26 degrees C), remove
lubricants prescribed in lubrication table for temperatures above -15 degrees F (-26 degrees C). Relubricate with
lubricants specified in lubrication table for temperatures below -15 degrees F (-26 degrees C). If OEA lubricant
is required, see the temperature ranges prescribed in the lubrication table. OEA lubricant is to be used in place of
OE/HDO 10 lubricant for all temperature ranges where OE/HDO 10 is specified in the lubrication table.
Perform all semiannual inspections in addition to the annual inspections at the time of the annual
inspection. Perform all annual and semiannual inspections in addition to the biennial inspections at the time of
the biennial inspection.
Engine oil/hydraulic oil must be sampled at 100 hours of operation or at 90-day intervals, whichever
comes first, as prescribed by DA Pam 738-750. Hard-time intervals will be applied in the event AOAP
laboratory support is not available.