TESTS, INSPECTIONS, AND ADJUSTMENTS - CONTINUED
STEERING WHEEL FORCE CHECK - CONTINUED
Steering Wheel Force Check.
Start engine (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2) and operate at low idle speed.
Using torque wrench, turn steering wheel nut.
Torque should be between 25-35 lb-in. (2.8-4.0 Nm).
If torque is greater than 102 lb-in. (11.5 Nm), refer to Steering System Troubleshooting (WP 0006 00).
STEERING WHEEL FREE PLAY CHECK
Equipment Condition. Bowl/water tank empty (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2).
Steering Wheel Free Play Check.
Start engine (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2).
Move machine to a flat, hard surface.
Raise bowl/water tank and release brakes (TM 5-3800-205-10-1 or TM 5-3800-205-10-2).
Run engine at high idle speed.
Free play must not exceed 25.
Turn steering wheel from left to right without machine articulation. If free play is more than 25, refer to