Check steering shaft and tie rod for damage, and
loose or missing mounting hardware. Refer to
Appendix H to lubricate tie rods.
(1) Grasp steering shaft to ensure there is no up
and down play.
(2) Grasp tie rod to ensure there is no up and
down or left and right play.
STEERING SHAFT/TIE ROD TEST
Check pitman arm and drag link for damage, and
loose or missing mounting hardware.
PITMAN ARM/DRAG LINK TEST
(1) Check nut securing pitman arm to steering
gear assembly. Ensure there is no play.
(2) Grasp drag link and ensure there is no play
left and right or up and down.
(3) Check for loose bolts, nuts, and clamps on