ORGANIZATIONAL TROUBLESHOOTING - CONTINUED
TEST OR INSPECTION
STEERING - CONTINUED
HARD OR NOISY
Step 1. Inspect tie rod (1), drag link (2), and steering knuckles (3) for damage.
a. If tie rod (1) or ends (4) are cracked or bent, replace (page 2-654).
If steering knuckle (3) is cracked or brok en, notify Direct Support Maintenance.
d. Lubricate steering linkage (LO 9-2320-269-12).
Step 2. Inspect power steering pump (5) for damage and tension.
b. If belt (5) is frayed, cracked, or glazed, replace (page 2-660).
If belt (5) has more than 112-inch (1.27 cm) deflection, tighten using 9116-inch and
314-inch wrenches, 3/4-inch socket, and handle.
Step 3. Inspect power steering pump (7) and steering gear (8) for damage and proper fluid level.
a. If pump (7) or gear (8) are damaged, close hood panel (6) (page 2-7), and notify Direct
b. Unscrew filler cap (9).
If fluid is frothy, screw cap (9) on, close hood panel (6) (page 2-7), and notify Direct
d. If fluid level is below filler neck (10), fill (LO 9-2320-269-12).
Step 4. Inspect hydraulic lines (11) for damage or loose parts.
b. If lines (11) are loose, tighten as needed using 3/4-inch wrench and flat-tip screwdriver.