GENERAL PMCS PROCEDURES (continued).
Wiring harnesses, wires, and connectors. Inspect for cracked or broken wiring harness insulation, bare
wires, and loose or broken connectors. Report loose connections and faulty wiring to Unit
Hydraulic lines and fittings. Inspect for wear, damage, and leaks. Carefully inspect the winch
hydraulic lines in the area of the winch frame to make sure the lines have not chafed during operation.
Make sure fittings are tight. A stain around a fitting or connector can mean a possible leak during
operation. Report any damage, leaks, or loose fittings to Unit maintenance.
Air system components. Inspect for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight.
Report any damage, leaks, or loose fittings to Unit maintenance.
Check to see that
components are adequately lubricated
in accordance with Appendix G.
For the LHS and the
BAP, inspect all the grease fittings and make sure the rollers are operating freely. Report any problems to Unit
maintenance for correction. Once a week or every 50 hours of operation, whichever occurs first, use an oil
can to lubricate all pivots, shackles, screw threads, hinges, and other components that require lubrication but
are not provided with lubrication fittings.
d. All defects that the operator cannot fix must be reported on a DA Form 2404 immediately after completing
PMCS. If a serious problem is found, IMMEDIATELY report it to your supervisor.
e. Extreme weather conditions, periods of high use, or combat conditions may dictate that PMCS procedures be
performed more often than required in the PMCS table.
a. Operator/Crew PMCS procedures are provided
in Table 2-1
(p. 2-14). Always perform PMCS procedures
the order listed; see Figure 2-5 (p. 2-13). Once the procedures become routine, problems can be easily
b. Before performing PMCS, read all the checks required for the applicable interval and prepare all the tools
needed for the task. Have several clean rags (Item 19, Appendix E) ready for use. Perform ALL inspections
at the applicable intervals.
If any problems are discovered through PMCS, perform the appropriate troubleshooting task as described in
component or system is not serviceable,
or if a given
not correct the problem,
notify your supervisor.
d. Explanations of the column headings in the PMCS table are as follows:
Item No. The item number column of your PMCS table is to be used for reference. When completing
DA Form 2404, 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 intervals listed.