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11.4.5. Assessment of a condition of components of the steering drive

The cardan hinge (shooter) of a steering shaft should not have noticeable axial and radial side plays

Visually examine all steering rod ends

1 — the Tip of steering draft
2 — the Rotary lever / bipod

The size of a free wheeling (a) of a steering wheel should not exceed the limit of admissible range

Estimate a condition of rubber boots (3) all hinged knots of the steering drive

Assessment of a condition of a spherical finger of a tip of steering draft

4 — the Sharovy finger
5 — Devices for push-up of a boot


 PERFORMANCE ORDER

  1. The car also establish to Poddomkratta it on props.
  2. Having hooked the screw-driver, manually make sure of lack of an axial side play of the cardan hinge of a steering shaft (shooter). Having asked the assistant to rotate a steering wheel to the right-to the left, check the hinge for existence of a radial side play which also should not take place.
  3. Estimate a condition of tips of steering drafts (1) in rotary levers / to a bipod of the steering mechanism (2).
  4. Estimate the size of a side play (a) of a steering wheel.
  5. Having carefully wiped, estimate a condition of rubber boots (3) hinged joints of components of the steering drive. In case of identification of cracks, traces of development of leaks and other defects, the corresponding hinges have to be replaced assembled, - just replacement of a boot is allowed only at absolute confidence that in the hinge dirt could not get.
  6. Assessment of a condition of spherical fingers (4) steering rod ends can be made by push-up of boots by means of special adaptation (5).