OPERATOR/CREW PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS)
This section contains PMCS for the diesel-electric locomotive. Table 2-1 lists checks, services, and criteria to ensure
your locomotive is prepared for operation. Perform the checks and services in table 2-1 along with the PMCS in TM 5-
2815-232-14 at the specific intervals, keeping in mind the following guidelines.
Do (B) preventive maintenance just before operating your locomotive. Pay attention to cautions and
Do (D) preventive maintenance during operation (during operation means to monitor the equipment while
it is actually being used).
DO (A) preventive maintenance right after operating your locomotive. Pay attention to cautions and
2-5. PMCS PROCEDURES
Always do preventive maintenance in the same order. The pattern will become a habit, and with practice,
anything wrong will be seen in a hurry.
If something does not work or is not right, troubleshoot it with the instructions in this manual and notify unit
If something looks wrong and you cannot fix it, write it on DA Form 2404 Equipment Inspection and
Maintenance Worksheet and notify your supervisor. Do not accept operate a locomotive with a
discrepancy in the Equipment Is Not Ready/Available If column. Deny use of equipment until deficiency
has been corrected.
Make sure you read the following before you start your PMCS:
(1) Take cleaning rags needed to make the required checks.
Drycleaning solvent P-D-680 is toxic and flammable.
Wear protective goggles and gloves and use only in
a well-ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin,
eyes, and clothes and don't breathe vapors. Do not
use near open flame or excessive heat. The flash
point is 100 138°F (38 59°C). If you become dizzy,
get fresh air and medical aid immediately. If contact
with eyes is made, wash your eyes and get medical
Do not allow water leaks to enter electrical equipment.
(2) Keep it clean. Dirt, grease, oil, and debris get in the way and may cover up a serious problem.
Clean while working as needed. Use drycleaning solvent to clean metal surfaces. Use detergent
and water when you clean rubber or plastic material.