This test must also be made in front range during main inspection of
steering system, as well as on vehicle with previous damage following
Determination of Jacket Tube Length. Measure jacket tube length (in mm) as shown
to the point where the jacket tube flange mates to the housing (Fig. 8).
Turn steering to straight-ahead position (determined by halving all the steering wheel turns).
The markings on steering spindle and jacket tube or valve housing should match.
Jacket Tube Length in mm
Figure 7. Steering Spindle and Jacket Tube Diameter Chart
Measuring Length =
Jacket Tube Length
Figure 8. Jacket Tube Length