PMCS PROCEDURES (Cont).
Keep It Clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris may cover up a serious problem. Clean as you work and as
needed. Use dry cleaning solvent (item 5, Appendix E) on all metal surfaces. Use detergent (item 4,
Appendix E) and water on rubber, plastic, and painted surfaces.
Rust and Corrosion. Check trailer body and frame for rust and corrosion. If any bare metal or corrosion
exists, clean and apply a thin coat of light oil.
Bolts, Nuts, and Screws. Ensure that none are loose, missing, bent, or broken. Tighten any that are
Welds. Look for loose or chipped paint, rust, or cracks where parts are welded together. If you find a
bad weld, notify DS maintenance.
Wiring Harness, Wires, and Connectors. Inspect for cracked or broken insulation, bare wires, and loose
or broken connectors. Tighten loose connectors. Replace as required.
Hydraulic Brake Lines, Hoses, and Fittings. Inspect for wear, damage, and leaks. Ensure that fittings
are tight. If a leak originates from a loose fitting, tighten it. If a component is broken or worn, correct
When you check for operating condition, you look at the component to see if it is serviceable.
Dry cleaning solvent, P-D-680, is toxic and flammable. Always wear goggles and gloves and use solvent
only in a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothes, and DO NOT breathe vapors. DO
NOT use near open flame or excessive heat. The solvents flash point is 100°F to 138°F (38°C to 59°C). If
you become dizzy while using cleaning solvent, immediately get fresh air and medical help. If solvent
contacts eyes, immediately wash your eyes and get medical aid.
Do not allow cleaning compounds to come into contact with rubber, leather, vinyl, or canvas materials.
Damage to equipment will result.
Do not allow water to enter the master cylinder. Damage to the brake system will result.
Use only those authorized cleaning solvents or agents listed in Appendix E.
Cleaning is an AFTER operation service performed to maintain the trailer in a state of readiness. Facilities and
material available for cleaning may vary in different operating conditions. However, trailer must be kept as
clean as possible as available cleaning equipment, materials, and tactical situations permit