EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES (Continued).
"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
Always perform PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you've had some practice,
you'll spot anything wrong in a hurry. If the trailer does not perform as required, refer to the
appropriate troubleshooting procedure in Chapter 3, Section II.
If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988E. If
you find something seriously wrong, IMMEDIATELY report it to your supervisor.
Before performing preventive maintenance, read all the checks required for the applicable
interval and prepare all the tools you need to make all the checks. You'll always need a rag
Solvents can burn easily, can give off harmful vapors, and are harmful to skin and
clothing. To avoid injury or death, keep away from open fire and use in a well-
ventilated area. If solvent gets on skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and
Keep It Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious
problem. Clean as you work and as needed. Use cleaning compound (item 19, Appendix F)
on all metal surfaces. Use detergent (item 8, Appendix F) and water when you clean rubber
Be alert for deterioration of plastic and rubber materials. Report it to your supervisor.
Check metal parts of vehicle for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal or corrosion
exists, clean and apply a light coat of oil (item 13, Appendix F). Report it to your
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Check bolts, nuts, and screws for obvious looseness, missing,
bent, or broken condition. You can't try them all with a tool, of course, but look for chipped
paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt heads. If you find one you think is loose, report it to your
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together. If you
find a bad weld, report it to your supervisor.
Electrical Wires and Connectors. Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and
loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors and ensure that the wires are in good