Steering System Maintenance Instructions (Cont)
Section V. STEERING SYSTEM ADJUSTMENTS
This task covers:
b. Follow-on Maintenance
12-8. STEERING GEAR ADJUSTMENT.
Grease, GAA, Item 34, Appendix C
MOS 63W, Wheel vehicle repairer (2)
TM or Para
Special Environmental Conditions
General Safety Instructions
Level of Maintenance
Keep hands and feet out from between tire
and walking beam during adjustment. Failure
to comply may result in serious injury to
Axle stop bolts must be turned in to
prevent interference with relief
Turning plunger counterclockwise
will decrease gap between walking
beam and tire. Turning clockwise
will increase gap.
A 1 in. (25.4 mm) shim or tape
measure may be used to set gap
between tire and walking beam.
Start engine (TM 9-2320-279-10).
Soldier A turns steering wheel full left while Soldier B checks gap between walking beam (1) and
tire (2) of No. 1 axle. Gap should measure 1 in. (25.4 mm).
Soldier A releases steering wheel while Soldier B adjusts top plunger (3) to decrease gap or
Soldier A turns steering wheel straight then back to full left while Soldier B checks gap between
walking beam (1) and tire (2) of No. 1 axle.
Repeat steps (3) and (4) until gap measurement is correct.