EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES (Cont).
The WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appearing in your PMCS table
should always be observed. WARNINGs and CAUTIONs appear
before applicable procedures. You must observe these WARN-
INGS to prevent serious injury to yourself and others, and CAU-
TIONS to prevent your equipment from being damaged.
Procedure Column. This column gives the procedure you must per-
form to check or service the item listed in the Item to Check/Service column to know if
the equipment is ready or available for its intended mission or for operation. You
must perform 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, the equipment is not mission-capable. Follow standard operating proce-
dures for maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment failure.
GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES.
Always perform PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit.
Once youve had some practice, youll spot anything wrong in a hurry. If the truck
does not perform as required, refer to the appropriate troubleshooting procedure in
Chapter 3, Section II.
If anything looks wrong and you cant fix it, write it on your DA Form
2404. If you find something seriously wrong, IMMEDIATELY report it to your supervi-
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. Youll always need a rag (Item 16, Appendix D) or two.