EXPLANATION OF TABLE ENTRIES CONTINUED
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 serious injury to yourself and others, and
CAUTIONs to prevent your equipment from being damaged.
5. Procedure Column. This column gives the procedure you must perform 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. You
must perform the procedure at the time stated in the Interval column.
6. Equipment Not Ready/Available If: Column. Information in this column tells you what faults will keep your
equipment from being capable of performing its primary mission. If you perform check/service procedures that
show faults listed in this column, the equipment is not mission-capable. Follow standard operating procedures
for maintaining the equipment or reporting equipment failure.
GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES
1. Always perform PMCS in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you have had some practice, you will
spot anything wrong in a hurry. If any deficiency is discovered, perform the appropriate troubleshooting task in
Chapter 2 of this manual. If any component or system is not serviceable or if the given service does not correct
the deficiency, notify your supervisor.
2. Before performing preventive maintenance, read all the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare
everything needed to make all the checks. Have several clean rags handy. Perform ALL inspections at the
Solvent cleaning compound MIL-PRF-680 Type III is an environmentally compliant and
low toxicity material. However, it may be irritating to the eyes and skin. Use protective
gloves and goggles. Use in well-ventilated areas. Keep away from open flames and other
sources of ignition. Failure to follow this warning may result in injury or death to personnel.
a. 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 solvent cleaning compound on all metal surfaces. Use general purpose
liquid detergent and water when you clean rubber, plastic, and painted surfaces.