12.5. Check of a side play of a steering wheel on cars with the amplifier of steering

1. Launch the engine with the steering wheel established in provision of the rectilinear movement. With the forward wheels established for the rectilinear movement measure effort which needs to be put to a steering wheel for turn of wheels to the left and to the right.

Effort: 5 N

2. Establish forward wheels for the rectilinear movement, softly turn a steering wheel before emergence of notable resistance to the left and to the right and measure a side play of steering transfer. Measure a side play on the external diameter of a steering wheel.

Side play of a steering wheel: 0–30 mm

3. If the side play exceeds admissible value, so crosswise universal hinges of a steering shaft or steering transfer are worn-out.