Table 2-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (Cont)
Item to be
Do not turn tires when turning wheel to
check for steering wheel free play.
f. Place a strip of tape around steering wheel at
12 O clock 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).
f. Steering wheel
exceeds 2-1/2 in.
(6.4 cm) free
Apply brake pedal with steady force. Vehicle
should slow down and stop without pulling to
one side or jerking. Release brake pedal. The
brakes should release immediately and
chatter, pull to
one side, will not
release, or do
Observe vehicle response to road shocks,
side sway or continuous bouncing indicates a
h. Handling is
Do not hold steering wheel at full left or
right position for longer than 10 seconds.
Oil overheating and pump damage can
result. Failure to comply may result in
damage to equipment.
i. With vehicle stopped, turn steering wheel to
extreme left, then to extreme right to check for
binding or jerking.
i. Hard steering
j. Check engine operation at all speeds. Ensure
that engine does not go over engine governed
speed - (55 mph or 2600 rpm).
exceeds or fails