PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES
Maintenance Forms and Records
Every mission begins and ends with the paperwork. There isn't much of it, but you have to keep it up. The forms and
records you fill out-have several uses.
They are a permanent record of the services, repairs, and modifications made on your vehicle. They are reports to
organizational maintenance and to your commander. And they are a checklist for you when you want to know what is
wrong with the vehicle after its last use, and whether those faults have been fixed.
For the information you need on forms and records, see TM 38-750.
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Do your (B) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE Just before you operate the vehicle. Pay attention to the CAUTIONS
Do your (D) of PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE while the equipment and/or its component systems are in operation.
Do your (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE right after operating the vehicle. Pay attention to the CAUTIONS and
Do your (W) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE weekly.
Do your (M) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a month.
If something doesn't work, troubleshoot it with the instructions in this manual and notify your supervisor.
Always do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE in the same order so it gets to be a habit. Once you've had some
practice, you'll spot anything wrong in a hurry.
If anything looks wrong and you can't fix it, write it on your DA Form 2404. If you find something seriously wrong,
report it to organizational maintenance RIGHT NOW.
When you do your PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, take along the tools you need to make all the checks. You
always-need a rag or two.
A - 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) on all metal surfaces. Use soap and water when you clean rubber
or plastic material.
Dry cleaning solvent, 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