Dynamic properties and driving safety depend on how reliably the wheels are directed in the required direction

The steering must be as sensitive as possible in order to enable steering that is precisely targeted to the target.

It is coordinated with the axles and the ratio of the steering angles.

- Cause of malfunction

Elimination method

Increased steering wheel free play angle:

- Increased clearance in the engagement of the nut-sector pair

Adjust the engagement of the nut-sector pair

- The appearance of a gap in the screw bearings

Adjust the screw bearing

- Excessive wear of the rod hinges and their fastenings

Replace worn parts

- Increased play of wheel hubs

Adjust the clearance in the wheel hub bearings

- Loosening the fork mounting wedges and the bipod mounting nut

Tighten loose nuts

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Sticking, squeaking or clicking in the steering mechanism:

- Excessive wear of the screw or sector shaft, chipping or dents on their surface

Replace the screw nut or sector shaft

Weak fixation of the steering column:

- Loosening the column fixation mechanism

Adjust the column fixation mechanism

Increased steering effort "heavy steering":

- Pivot bushings scuffed

Replace bushings and kingpin

- Rotating the king pin bushings in the knuckle bosses

Replace bushings and kingpin

- Contamination of the king pin support bearing (when turning the wheels you can hear a creaking sound in the support bearing)

Rinse the support bearing through a grease nipple with a mixture of 50% kerosene and 50% gear oil.

Lubricate the support bearing through the grease nipple until grease appears from under the seal

Lubricant leak from the steering mechanism:

- Wear or loss of elasticity of the oil seal and steering gear seals

Replace worn oil seal and rubber sealing rings

Steering column play:

- Axial movement of the steering wheel shaft relative to the casings

Replace worn steering column shaft bearing bushings

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