7. Remove/Install. To remove and install the same item when required to perform service or other
maintenance functions. Install may be the act of emplacing, seating, or fixing into position a spare,
repair part, or module (component or assembly) in a manner to allow the proper functioning of an
equipment or system.
8. Replace. To remove an unserviceable item and install a serviceable counterpart in its place.
"Replace" is authorized by the MAC and assigned maintenance level is shown as third position code
of the Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability (SMR) code.
9. Repair. The application of maintenance services, including fault location/troubleshooting,
removal/installation, and disassembly/assembly procedures, and maintenance actions to identify
troubles and restore serviceability to an item by correcting specific damage, fault, malfunction, or
failure in a part, subassembly, module (component or assembly), end item, or system.
The following definitions are applicable to the "repair" maintenance function:
Services - Inspect, test, service, adjust, align, calibrate, and/or replace.
Fault location/troubleshooting - The process of investigating and detecting the cause of
equipment malfunctioning; the act of isolating a fault within a system or Unit Under Test
Disassembly/assembly - The step by step breakdown (taking apart) of a spare/functional
group coded item to the level of its least component, that is assigned an SMR code for
the level of maintenance under consideration (i.e., identified as maintenance significant).
Actions - Welding, grinding, riveting, straightening, facing, machining, and/or resurfacing.
10. Overhaul. That maintenance effort (service/action) prescribed to restore an item to a completely
serviceable/operational condition as required by maintenance standards in appropriate technical
publications. Overhaul is normally the highest degree of maintenance performed by the Army.
Overhaul does not normally return an item to like new condition.
11. Rebuild. Consists of those services/actions necessary for the restoration of unserviceable equipment
to a like new condition in accordance with original manufacturing standards. Rebuild is the highest
degree of material maintenance applied to Army equipment. The rebuild operation includes the act of
returning to zero those age measurements (e.g., hours/miles) considered in classifying Army
Explanation of Columns in the MAC
Column (1) - Group Number. Column (1) lists FGC numbers, the purpose of which is to identify
maintenance significant components, assemblies, subassemblies, and modules with the Next Higher
Column (2) - Component/Assembly. Column (2) contains the names of components, assemblies,
subassemblies, and modules for which maintenance is authorized.
Column (3) - Maintenance Function. Column (3) lists the functions to be performed on the item listed in
column (2). (For a detailed explanation of these functions, refer to "Maintenance Functions" outlined