Table 2-3. Mechanical Troubleshooting (Con't)
TEST OR INSPECTION
45. NOISY STEERING
Inspect power steering belt and pump pulley for looseness or damage.
Tighten if loose and replace if damaged. (See paragraph 8-15)
Check power steering pump fluid level (see LO 9-2320-289-12)
Inspect power steering pump reservoir for air in power steering fluid. Power steering
fluid will have milky appearance if it contains air. If there is air in system, inspect
pump and hoses for leakage.
Tighten hoses if leaking. If still leaking, replace pump and/or hoses (see
paragraphs 8-15 and 8-14) and bleed steering system (see paragraph 8-8).
N O T E
If there is Loctite on bolts, DO NOT tighten without reapplying Loctite
(Item 30, Appendix C).
Inspect steering gear.
If loose, tighten mounting bolts to 75 Ib.-ft. (102 Nm).
Inspect power steering hoses for restrictions and to see if they are touching other
parts of the truck.
Clear restrictions or reposition hoses as required. (See paragraph 8-14)
Inspect connecting rod, pitman arm, and tie-rod ends for looseness or wear.
Adjust or replace as required. (See paragraphs 8-10, 8-11, and 8-13)
43. SLOW RETURN OF STEERING
Check for incorrect tire pressure. (see TM 9-2320-289-10)
Check for binding in steering linkage at tie-rod ends, connecting rod, and kingpins.
Lubricate (see LO 9-2320-289-12) or replace tie-rod ends (see
paragraph 8-13) or connecting rod (see paragraph 8-10) as required. If
kingpins need to be replaced, notify your supervisor.
Check front wheel toe alinement (see paragraph 8-6)
47. EXCESSIVE NOISE DURING OPERATION
Inspect shock absorber and components mounting for looseness or damage.
Tighten or replace as required. (see paragraphs 6-10 and 6-11)