Make sure that the area where you conduct these tests is
free of natural and man-made obstructions. Failure to do
so may result in serious injury.
PRIOR TO PERFORMING THESE TESTS:
Visually inspect steering components:
1. Check all four tires and rims for wear, inflation, damage, or warping.
a. Adjust tire pressure (TM 9-2320-387-10).
2. Check steering linkage for damage.
b. Lubricate steering linkage (TM 9-2320-387-10).
3. Check power steering fluid for contamination and level (TM 9-2320-387-10).
a. Drain and replace any fluid that appears black and smells burnt.
b. Bleed air from system where fluid appears milky white
4. Check serpentine drivebelt for fraying, cracks, or damage.
Replace damaged serpentine drivebelt (TM 9-2320-387-24-1).