Steering and Suspension
Volvo Bus Service and Maintenance Manual
| ||Steering gear, pitman arm, steering arms, drag links, tie-rod and steering column|
||Without off-loading the wheels, check the steering gear, ball joints and slip joints for wear.|
| ||Check to make sure the steering gear, its hoses and pipes do not leak oil.|
| ||Ball joints|
||Check that the dust boots are properly installed and not damaged.|
||Check ball joint axial free play with polygrip pliers and a measuring tape. Max. permitted axial free play is 2 mm.|
||Check bearing housing parts steering arms (trailing unit).|
Checking the steering
Let an assistant lightly turn the steering wheel back and forth while you check
the steering gear and linkages under the bus.
Max. permitted play in steering
shaft slip joints 1.5 mm. Total play including universal joint movement,
max. 5 mm.
On buses with adjustable steering wheel angle and height, check
that the clamping for the adjusting device is properly secured when the steering
wheel is in the position set.
|Checking axial clearance ball joint, tie-rod Maximum permitted wear 2 mm|
|Checking axial clearance ball joint, drag link Maximum permitted werar 2 mm|