Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (Cont)
Item to be
Check front wheel alignment (para 13-5).
Do not turn tires when turning wheel to check
for steering wheel free play.
Place a strip of tape around steering wheel at 12
Oclock position. Turn steering wheel right until
resistance is felt. Place a ruler lightly against outer
rim of steering wheel with end of ruler at one edge
of tape. Turn steering wheel left until resistance is
felt. Measure distance designated edge of tape
has traveled. Maximum free play measured at
outside rim of steering wheel is 2-1/2 in. (6.4 cm).
exceeds 2-1/2 in.
(6.4 cm) free