Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
General. Your Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services Table lists the inspections and care your
equipment requires to keep it in good operating condition.
Before, During and After You Operate - Always keep in mind the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS. Perform
your Before, During and After PMCS.
If Your Equipment Fails To Operate - If your equipment does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 3
under Troubleshooting for possible problems. Report any malfunctions or failures on the proper DA Form
2404, or refer to DA PAM 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS)
b. PMCS Columnar Entries. See Table 2-1.
Item number column. Numbers in this column are for reference. When completing DA Form 2404
(Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet), 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
Interval column. This column tells you when you must do the procedure in the procedure column.
BEFORE procedures must be done before you operate or use the equipment for its intended mission.
DURING procedures must be done during the time you are operating or using the equipment for its
intended mission. AFTER procedures must be done immediately after you have operated or used the
Location, check/service column. This column provides the location and the item to be checked or serviced.
The item location is underlined.
Procedure column. This column gives the procedure you must do to check or service the item listed in the
Check/Service column to know if the equipment is ready or available for its intended mission or for
operation. You must do the procedure at the time stated in the interval column.
Not fully mission capable if: column. Information in this column tells you what faults will keep your
equipment from being capable of performing its primary mission. If you make check and service
procedures that show faults listed in this column, do not operate the equipment. Follow standard operating
procedures for maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment failure.
Perform Weekly, as well as Before, operations PMCS if:
You are the assigned operator and have not operated the item since the last weekly check.
You are operating the item for the first time.