2.4.8. Check of a forward suspension bracket and steering

Check on wear of hug bearings of a forward wheel

1. Lift a forward part of the car and reliably fix on supports.
2. Visually examine antidust covers of spherical hinges and protective covers of rack steering transfer on existence of cracks, attritions and aging. Any wear of these covers will lead to loss of lubricant and hit of water and dirt, coming to an end with bystry wear of spherical hinges or steering transfer.
3. Check hoses of the mechanism of the amplifier of steering for attrition or aging, and also pipes and connections of hoses on leaks. Also check for leak signs under pressure protective rubber covers of steering transfer which indicate steering consolidation damage.
4. Lift the car a jack, take a wheel hands in the provision 6 and 12 of hours and try to shake it in the vertical plane. Very small side play of a wheel is admissible, but if a side play rather big, then further check is necessary to establish a source. Continue to swing a wheel while the assistant presses a foot brake. If the side play is eliminated or considerably reduced that probably that hug bearings are damaged. If the side play is still considerable with the pressed brake, means there is a wear in connection and fastening of a suspension bracket (see the drawing).
5. Now take a wheel in the provision 9 and 3 of hour and try to shake it in the horizontal plane. Existence of a side play in the horizontal plane can be caused by wear of the hug bearing or spherical hinges of steering draft. If external or internal spherical hinged connection is worn out, the side play will be obvious.
6. Using the big screw-driver as the lever, check wear in plugs of fastening of a suspension bracket between an element of a suspension bracket and a point of application. Some movement has to be observed as plugs of fastening are manufactured of rubber, but excessive wear has to be obvious. Also check a condition of any visible parts of rubber plugs for cracks, wear and deformation.