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.
4. 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.
5. Not Ready/Available If: Column. Information in this column tells you what faults will prevent 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 ready/available. Follow standard operating procedures for maintain-
ing 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 the SSL does not perform as required, refer to the Troubleshooting Symptom
Index (WP 0017) for an appropriate troubleshooting procedure.
2. Refer to the following routing diagram to assist in following the sequence of PMCS procedures (Figure 1).
Figure 1. Routing Diagram for PMCS.
3. If anything looks wrong and you cannot fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404 or DA Form 5988-E. If you find
something as noted in the Not Ready/Available If column in the PMCS (WP 0020), IMMEDIATELY report it to
4. Before performing preventive maintenance, read all the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare
all that is needed to make all the checks. You will always need a Rag, Wiping (WP 0033, Item 11) or two.