5. Adjust the drag link between the frame mounted control arms until distances measured in (3) and (4) are the same.
1. With wheels straight, check that the Pitman Arm on the steering gear box is at the center of its range of travel.
Remove and reposition on splined shaft if required.
2. Turn wheels full right until turning is stopped by either tie rod hitting the axle. Remove axle stop adjusting bolts, if
necessary, to allow tie rod to hit.
IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE TIE RODS TO HIT IN LIEU OF THE NORMAL AXLE STOPS IN ORDER
TO OBTAIN FULL TURNING RADIUS.
3. Adjust the stop at the steering gear box until it contacts the Pitman Arm. Then, turn adjustment one additional
turn, or as required to assure steering motion is stopped at the gear box and not by binding at the axle.
4. Turn wheels full left until stopped by the tie rod hitting and repeat (3) to adjust the other Pitman Arm adjustment at
the steering gear box.
5. Check that the steering cylinders do not bottom-out when the wheels are turned either extreme right or extreme
TORQUE ARM ADJUSTMENT.
1. Locate the center point on the hubs of the front wheels (Within 1/16" of actual center).
2. Measure distance between the front and rear hubs on each side. These distances shall be the same.
3. Adjust front or rear torque arms as appropriate to correct.
OF THE FOUR (4) TORQUE ARMS, TWO ARE ADJUSTABLE AND BOTH INSTALLED ON THE LEFT
This section of this manual should be read only after careful reading of the preceding section.
Procedure for Defining Complaints and Diagnosing Troubles.
Since power steering systems function basically alike, troubles are common regardless of how the basic units are
A thorough and orderly troubleshooting procedure will help you define power steering complaints and diagnose the
troubles more surely and more quickly. Trouble shows up in various ways but by following good, thorough procedure you
can eliminate many possibilities and immediately narrow down the cause of the trouble. Just like a doctor, you must know
where and what the trouble is before you can correct it.