4.3.22. Survey and check of steering on the car
Regularly check a condition of steering as traffic safety depends on it.
At steering survey pay special attention to a condition of protective covers and threaded connections. Surely replace the rubber covers torn, cracked or lost elasticity, otherwise the water which got to knots, dust and dirt will quickly put them out of action.
On the cars equipped with the hydraulic booster check a condition of the hoses and pipelines connecting the pump, a tank and the steering mechanism.
Check an arrangement of spokes of a steering wheel which at the rectilinear provision of forward wheels have to be symmetrized rather vertical axis. Otherwise define a cause of defect and eliminate it.
Turning a steering wheel from an emphasis against the stop, check visually and aurally:
– reliability of fastening of the steering mechanism and steering wheel;
– lack of a gap in plugs of steering drafts and spherical hinges of tips of steering drafts;
– reliability of an inhaling and latching of bolts of fastening of thirsts for a lath and nuts of fingers of spherical hinges;
– lack of the jammings and hindrances interfering turn of a steering wheel.
If you find knocks and jammings, disconnect steering drafts from rotary levers of telescopic racks and repeat check. If knocks and jammings do not stop, remove the steering mechanism from the car and repair.
1. Check a condition of protective covers of tips of steering drafts. Replace the covers torn, cracked or lost elasticity.
2. Sharply turning a steering wheel in both directions (it the assistant has to do), check visually and aurally right...
3.... and left fastenings of the steering mechanism. Movement of the mechanism and knocks are not allowed.
4. Check existence of side plays in spherical hinges of tips of steering drafts. Replace tips which hinges have a notable side play. Check also reliability of an inhaling of nuts of fingers of spherical hinges of tips of steering drafts.
5. Check a condition of protective covers of steering drafts. Surely replace the damaged covers.