ORGANIZATIONAL TROUBLESHOOTING - CONTINUED
TEST OR INSPECTION
FRONT WHEEL SHIMMY OR WANDER
Step 1. Inspect axle (1) for damaged or loose parts.
If axle (1), steering knuckles (2), or springs (3) are broken, cracked, or loose, notify Direct
Step 2. Inspect tires (4) and wheels (5) for damage, loose parts, and wear.
a. If tires (4) are cut, bulging, or worn, remove wheel (5) (page 2-611), replace tire (4)
b. If wheels (5) are cracked or dented, remove, replace wheel (5), and install (page 2-
If wheel (5) moves side-to-side, tighten nuts (6) using 1 1/4- inch socket and handle, or
Step 3. Inspect tie rod (8), tie rod ends (9), and drag link (10) for damage and loose parts.
a. If tie rod (8) or ends (9) are cracked or bent, replace as needed (page 2-654).
b. If tie rod ends (9) are loose, tighten nut (11) using 1 5/16-inch socket, handle, and 1
Step 4. Test tie rod ends (9) and drag link (10) for wear.
a. Have assistant turn steering wheel side-to-side, and check movement of ball joints (12)
b. If tie rod and ball joints (12) move side-to-side or will move up-and-down, replace tie
If drag link ball joints (13) move side-to-side or will move up-and-down, replace drag
d. If front wheels (5) still vibrate, notify Direct Support Maintenance.