GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES - Continued
Check to see that components are adequately lubricated (WP 0093).
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any
corrosion problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements
can be made to prevent the problem in future items.
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other
materials, such as rubber and plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling, or breaking of these
materials may be a corrosion problem.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using SF 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report.
Use of key words such as "corrosion," "rust," "deterioration," or "cracking" will ensure that the information
is identified as a CPC problem.
The form should be submitted to the address specified in DA PAM 738-751, Functional Users Manual for
The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS).
SPECIFIC PMCS PROCEDURES
The WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in your PMCS table should always be
observed. WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appear before applicable procedures. You must
observe these WARNINGs to prevent injury or death to yourself and others, and
CAUTIONs to prevent your equipment from being damaged.
Operator and Field PMCS procedures are provided in (WP 0033) and (WP 0034). Always perform PMCS
procedures in the order listed. Once the procedures become routine, problems can be easily recognized.
Before performing PMCS, read all the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare all the tools
needed for the task. Have several wiping rags ready for use. Perform ALL inspections at the
If any problems are discovered through PMCS, perform the appropriate troubleshooting task (WP 0008)
or (WP 0009). If any component or system is not serviceable, or if a given service does not correct the
problem, notify your Supervisor.
Item No. The item number column of your PMCS table is to be used for reference. When
completing DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988E, 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 listed.
Interval. This column of your PMCS table tells you when to do a certain check or service.
Item To Check/Service. This column names the item to be checked or serviced.
Procedure. This column tells you how to do the required checks and services. Follow these
instructions carefully. If tools are not available or if the procedure says to, have Field Maintenance
do the work.