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
O'clock position. Turn steering wheel right until
exceeds 2-1/2 in.
resistance is felt. Place a ruler lightly against
(6.4 cm) free
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).