RECOVERY VEHICLE, FULL TRACKED: MEDIUM, M88A1
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES PMCS PROCEDURES INTRODUCTION
To ensure that the M88A1 Recovery Vehicle 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. WP 0096 00 contains a tabulated listing of
preventive maintenance checks and services to be performed by Unit Maintenance personnel. All deficiencies and shortcomings
will be recorded as well as corrective action taken of DA Form 2404 at the earliest possible opportunity.
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
The item numbers within WP 0096 00 indicate the sequence of the PMCS. Perform at the intervals shown below:
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/kilometers of the vehicle reaches the amount listed.
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 down on your DA Form 2404. If you find something seriously wrong, report
it to Direct Support Maintenance as soon as possible.
Solvents can burn easily, give off harmful vapors, and are harmful to skin and clothing. To avoid injury
or death, keep away from open flame and use in a well-ventilated area. If solvent gets on skin or clothing,
wash immediately with soap and water.
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 cleaning compound (item 9, WP 0489 00) to clean metal surfaces. Use soap and water to clean rubber or plastic
material. Keep all air ducts clear of foreign matter. Special cleaning instructions are given, when necessary, in the pertinent
Bolts, nuts, and screws: Check that they are not loose, missing, bent, or broken. You can't 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
Electric wires and connectors: Look for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose or broken connectors. Tighten loose
connections and make sure the wires are in good condition.
Hoses and fluid lines: Look for wear, damage, and leaks. Make sure clamps and fittings are tight. Wet spots show leaks, of
course, but a stain around a fitting or connector can also mean a leak. If a leak comes from a loose fitting or connector, tighten it.
If something is broken or worn out, either correct it or report it to Direct Support Maintenance (see MAC chart, WP 0488 00).