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 before (B) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE just before you operate the vehicle. Pay attention to the
CAUTIONS and WARNINGS.
DURING checks and services (D) of PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE will be performed while the equipment and/or
its component systems are in operation.
Do your after (A) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE right after operating the vehicle. Pay attention to the CAUTIONS
Do your weekly (W) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE weekly.
Do your monthly (M) PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE once a month.
If something doesn't work, troubleshoot it with the instructions in this manual or 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
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 100°F - 138°F.