6-19. STEERING STOP MAINTENANCE
This task covers:
General mechanics tool kit:
automotive (Appendix B, Item 1)
Sealing compound (Appendix C, Item 45)
Chalk (Appendix C, Item 15)
1. Loosen jamnut (2) and remove steering stop capscrew (3) and jamnut (2) from geared hub (1).
2. Remove jamnut (2) from capscrew (3).
1. Apply sealing compound to capscrew (3).
2. Install jamnut (2) on capscrew (3).
3. Install capscrew (3) and jamnut (2) on geared hub (1). Tighten capscrew (3) finger tight.
Prior to adjustment ensure length of each tie rod is the same. If tie
rod lengths are not the same ± 1/8 in. (3 mm), check toe-in
alignment (para. 8-10).
Draw a reference chalk line (6)30 feet long. Mark this line A.
Position vehicle so that center of left rear and left front tires are positioned directly on reference line
Using a protractor, draw a second reference line B (5) at 34°. Mark this line B.
Again, using a protractor, draw a third reference line C (4) at 36°. Mark this line C.
Roll vehicle forward until center of left front tire is over intersection of lines A, B, and C.
Turn steering wheel full left.
If the centerline of front and rear of left front tire (7) is over area between lines B and C, no
adjustment is necessary.
If centerline of front and rear of left front is not over area between lines B and C, loosen
jamnut (2) and turn capscrew (3) all the way in.
Turn steering wheel until centerline of front and rear of tire (7) is over area between lines B and
Unscrew capscrew (3) until head makes contact with wheel stop (9) on lower control arm (8).
Secure capscrew (3) with jamnut (2).
Repeat adjustment procedure for opposite side.