M2/M3 BFV: TROUBLESHOOTING - OD1610 - LESSON 1/TASK 2
(2) When more than one DA Form 2404 is needed for an inspection or
service, number the pages. Print the page number at the right side of the
form's title block. If two DA Forms 2404 are used for a service, print "1
of 2" on the first page and "2 of 2" on the second page.
(3) When used as a DEF MAINT Form, operators or crews should check
the form before each dispatch. Look for faults that may affect the mission,
and faults that are overdue to be fixed. For example, look at any dates in
column d that have passed, or services that have already been pulled. Tell
the maintenance supervisor about any that are found.
(4) Maintenance supervisors or leaders should review the DEF MAINT
forms periodically; check the status of parts on order; look for any faults
that have been corrected but not closed out; and, check for any faults
overdue to be fixed. A second DA Form 2404 DEF MAINT may be kept for this
(5) The DA Form 2404 used for PMCSs, and the DA Form 2404 DEF MAINT
on an item of equipment, are kept in the equipment record folder until
completed, closed out, or no longer needed. Mark or highlight the DEF MAINT
form to keep it from being confused with the PMCS form. Also, do not start
a DA Form 2404 DEF MAINT until there is an action to defer. A second copy
of this form may be kept, when needed, for maintenance supervisors or
(6) Parts on order, or actions pending under anticipated not mission
capable (ANMC) conditions, may go on the DA Form 2404 DEF MAINT with a
diagonal status symbol.
d. Using the DA Form 2404 for Operator/Crew PMCS (see figure 3 on the
(1) Block 1 - Organization.
Enter the name of the unit that owns the
equipment in block 1.
(2) Block 2 - Nomenclature and Model.
The noun abbreviation and
model of the equipment go in block 2. For floating equipment, use the noun
(3) Block 3 - Registration/Serial/NSN.
Enter the serial or
registration number of the equipment in block 3.
For floating equipment,
enter the DA hull number.