Lesson #4

The DA Form 2404, Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet.

The DA Form 2404 is the "Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet". This form is used by the operator to record the results of his PMCS inspection.  Fill out the DA Form 2404 as follows:

Block 1. Enter the name of the the owning unit.

Block 2. Enter the nomenclature and model number of the vehicle.

Block 3. Enter the Registration or serial number.

Block 4a. Leave blank until a deficiency is found. If a fault has been found then enter the current odometer reading. Enter a "K" after the reading if the measurement is in kilometers.

Block 4b. Leave blank until a deficiency is found. If a fault is has been found then enter the hours reading.

Block 4c. Leave blank.

Block 4d. Leave blank.

Block 5. Leave blank until a deficiency is found.

Block 6. Enter "PMCS".

If no faults are found during your "Before Operation" PMCS then enter the date on column c.

If no faults are found "During Operation" or "After Operation" then enter your initials in column e.

If no faults are found durning a daily PMCS leave column d. blank.

If no faults are found during a weekly PMCS then enter a "W" in column d.

If no faults are found during a monthly PMCS then enter an "M" in column d.

Sample DA Form 2404 with No Fault Noted

Block 7. Enter the TM number and the date of the TM.

Block 8a. When a fault is found the operator signs this block and enters his rank.

Block 8b. Leave blank.

Block 9a. The maintenance supervisor signs this block when the fault is corrected.

Block 9b. Leave blank.

Block 10. Leave blank.

Column a. List the item number that applies to the fault listed in the TM. If the fault is not covered by the TM then leave this item blank. Circle the item number if the fault is listed as "equipment is not ready/available" or "not mission capable" in the TM. If you can fix the fault then leave this item blank.

Column b. Enter the status symbol for the fault found. Status symbol definitions are provided on the DA Form 2404 in case you forget what the symbols mean. If you can fix the fault then leave this item blank. Remember, only the commander can circle an "X" symbol.

Column c. If you can fix the fault then leave this item blank. If a fault is found and you cannot fix it then enter a brief decription of the fault. If you find a second fault, skip one or two lines between faults. This will give the motor sergeant space to enter his own notes.

Column d. Leave blank. Used by the motor sergeant to explain his corrective actions.

Column e. Leave blank. Used by the motor sergeant to indicate that a fault has been corrected.

Before you enter a fault found during a PMCS make sure it is not already identified on the DA Form 2408-14 "Uncorrected Fault Record". These faults are deferred for various reasons, but are known. There is no need to re-identify them. Do not list faults that are already listed on your DA Form 2404 or your DA Form 2408-14.

After conducting your PMCS, if no faults were found then place the DA Form 2404 back in the log book. If a fault has been found then return the DA Form 2404 and the log book to the motor sergeant.

Sample DA Form 2404 with Fault Noted

Sample DA Form 2404 used for Changing an "X" Condition

Sample DA Form 2404 showing Maintenance Service Remarks