TM 5-3895-371-24 & P
Section IV. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
2-6. Organizational Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services. To insure that the distributor is
ready for operation at all times, it must be inspected systematically so that defects may be discovered
and corrected before they result in serious damage or failure. Table 2-1 contains a tabulated listing of
preventive maintenance checks and services to be performed by organizational maintenance personnel.
All deficiencies and shortcomings will be recorded as well as the corrective action taken on DA Form
2404 at the earliest possible opportunity.
The item numbers of Table 2-1 indicate the sequence of the PMCS. Perform at the intervals
Do your (Q) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once each 3 months.
Do your (S) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE twice a year, or each 6 months.
Do your (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once each year.
Do your (B) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once each two years.
Do your (H) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE at the hour interval listed.
Do your (MI) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE when the mileage of the vehicle reaches
the amount listed.
If something doesnt work, troubleshoot it with the instructions in this manual or notify
Always do your preventive maintenance in the same order, so it gets to be a habit. Once
youve had some practice youll spot anything wrong in a hurry.
If anything looks wrong and you cant fix it, write it down on your DA Form 2404. If you
find something seriously wrong, report it to direct support as soon as possible.
Dry cleaning solvent SD-2, used to clean parts is potentially dangerous
to personnel and property. Do not use near open flame or excessive heat.
Flash point of solvent is 1380 F.
Keep it clean: Dirt, grease, oil, and debris only get in the way and may cover up a
serious problem Clean as you work and as needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (SD-2) to clean metal
surfaces. Use soap and water when you clean rubber or plastic material.
Bolts, nuts, and screws: Check that they are not loose, missing, bent, or broken. You
cant try them all with a tool, of course, but look for chipped paint, bare metal, or rust around bolt
heads. Tighten any that you find loose.
Welds: Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or gaps where parts are welded together.
If you find a bad weld, report it to direct support.