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.
Place a strip of tape around steering wheel
f. Steering wheel
at 12 O'clock position. Turn steering wheel
exceeds 2-1/2 in.
right until resistance is felt. Place a ruler
(6.4 cm) free
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.
Apply brake pedal with steady force. Vehicle
should slow down and stop without pulling
chatter, pull to
to one side or jerking. Release brake pedal.
one side, will not
The brakes should release immediately and
release, or do
Observe vehicle response to road shocks,
h. Handling is
side sway or continuous bouncing indicates
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
i. Hard steering
extreme left, then to extreme right to check
for binding or jerking.
j. Check engine operation at all speeds. Ensure
that engine does not go over engine
exceeds or fails
governed speed - (55 mph or 2600 rpm).