2-4. PMCS COLUMNAR ENTRIES - continued.
Item to be Inspected Column. This column lists functional groups and their respective
assemblies and subassemblies. The appropriate check or service procedure follows the specific
item to be inspected.
Procedures Column. This column of your PMCS table tells you how to do the required
checks and services. Carefully follow these instructions. If you do not have the tools, or if the
procedure tells you to, have unit maintenance do the work.
Equipment IS Not Ready/Available If Column. This column is used for identification of
conditions that make the equipment not ready/available for readiness reporting purposes or
denies use of the equipment until corrective maintenance is performed.
The terms ready/available and mission capable refer to the same
status; Equipment is on hand and is able to perform its combat
missions (See AR 700-138).
2-5. AFTER PROLONG SHUTDOWNS.
Perform weekly as well as before operations if you are the assigned operator and have not operated
the item since the last weekly or if you are operating the item for the first time.
2-6. REPORTING AND CORRECTING DEFICIENCIES.
If your equipment does not perform as required, refer to Chapter 3 under Troubleshooting for possible
problems. Report any malfunctions or failures on the proper DA Form 2404, or refer to DA Pam 738-
. Equipment operation is allowable with minor leakages (Class I or II).
Of course, you must consider the fluid capacity in the item/system being
checked/inspected. When in doubt, notify your supervisor.
. When operating with Class I or Class II leaks, continue to check fluid
levels as required in your PMCS.
. Class III leaks should be reported to your supervisor or unit
Leakage definitions for operator/crew PMCS shall be classified as follows:
See page of fluid (as indicated by wetness or discoloration) not great enough
to form drops.