TESTS, INSPECTIONS, AND ADJUSTMENTS - CONTINUED
STEERING SYSTEM PRESSURE TEST - CONTINUED
Do not turn steering wheel when engine is running and a low pressure gage is installed in steering cir-
cuit. If steering wheel is turned, pressure of oil to steering cylinders will be too high for a low pressure
gage and it may be damaged.
Start engine (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2) and operate engine at high idle.
Raise bowl/water tank (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2) and release brakes.
Pressure gage at test port should indicate 135 psi (930 kPa).
If pressure indication is out of tolerance, stop machine and shut off engine. Engage parking brake (TM 5-3800-
205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2).
Remove hose assembly and pressure gage from test port. Install protective cap.
STEERING TIME CHECK
Tools and Special Tools. Stopwatch.
Equipment Condition. Bowl/water tank empty (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2).
Steering Time Check.
Start engine (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2).
Move machine to a flat, hard surface.
Operate engine at high idle. Raise bowl/water tank and release brakes (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-
Notify DS Maintenance if steering time is not within limits.
Time for a full turn must be 6.2 to 7.5 seconds. A full turn is from stop to stop. Turning left or turning right must
take the same amount of time. The maximum allowable difference between the steering times is 0.6 seconds.
If time is out of tolerance, perform Steering System Pressure Test in this work package.
STEERING WHEEL FORCE CHECK
Tools and Special Tools.
Engine OFF (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2).