ORGANIZATIONAL TROUBLESHOOTING - CONTINUED
TEST OR INSPECTION
STEERING - CONTINUED
EXCESSIVE TIRE WEAR
Step 1. Inspect axle (1) for damage and loose parts.
If axle (1) or springs (3) are broken, cracked, or loose, notify Direct Support Maintenance.
Step 2. Inspect tie rod (8) and tie rod ends (9) for damage and loose parts.
a. If tie rod (8) or tie rod ends (9) are bent or cracked, replace (page 2-654) as needed.
b. If tie rod ends (9) are loose, tighten nut (11) using 1 5/16-inch socket, handle, and 1
Step 3. Check front tire (4) toe-in.
a. Roll truck forward 12 to 15 ft (3.66 to 4.57 m) with steering wheel straight ahead.
b. Measure distance across tires (4) from front-center to center and back-center to
If the back distance is not 1/16-inch (.15 cm) wider than the front, adjust the tie rods