FRONT AXLE WHEEL BEARINGS. Daily, check that level of gear lubricating oil
is visible in sight glass. If oil is not visible, remove rubber plug and add GO until level
is even with plug opening. Install rubber plug.
POWER STEERING RESERVOIR. Daily, with engine running and fluid at operat-
ing temperature, remove dipstick from reservoir and check level of lubricating oil on
dipstick. As required, add OE/HDO to bring level above the ADD mark on dipstick.
DO NOT remove radiator cap unless engine is cold. Remove cap in two
steps. First, place a thick cloth over cap and slowly turn cap left to first stop.
Pause and allow pressure to escape. Turn cap further left until it can be
removed. This is a pressurized cooling system and escaping steam, hot
water, or coolant will cause serious burns.
Daily, with engine cool, remove radiator cap. Check level of coolant in radiator. Cool-
ant must be within 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) below filler neck. As required, add coolant to cor-
rect level. Install radiator cap.
ENGINE CRANKCASE. Daily, check level of lubricating oil. Wait 10 minutes after
shutting down engine to allow oil to drain back into crankcase. To ensure an accurate
reading, vehicle must be parked on level ground. Safe operating level is between ADD
and FULL marks on dipstick. As required, add OE/HDO through filler opening. DO
Transmission must not be operated for extended periods of time until a Hot
Check has verified proper fluid level. Transmission damage can result from
extended operation at improper fluid level conditions.
COLD OIL CHECK (COLD RUN BAND). Run engine for one minute at idle speed.
Idle engine in N (Neutral) until transmission reaches 60°-120°F (16°-49°C). Shift trans-
mission to D (Drive), to R (Reverse), and return to N (Neutral). Remove dipstick from
oil filler tube, wipe clean, and check oil level. Oil registering in the COLD RUN band
indicates a sufficient quantity of oil to safely operate transmission until temperature
reaches 160°-200°F (71°-93°C). If fluid level is not within COLD RUN band, add or
drain fluid to bring level within the band. When temperature reaches 160 °-200°F
(71°-93°C), a hot oil check MUST be performed.