4-4. INTRODUCTION - Continued
Chassis, Axle, Wheels
Check tire pressure 70 psi (480 kPa) Inflate as required.
Inspect each tire for serious cuts, separated tread, or lumps. Remove all foreign objects lodged in tread.
Check axle vents to ensure freedom from obstruction.
Check lubricant level in front and rear differentials. Add oil as required. Check for any leaks.
Check front and rear suspension for loose bolts, broken springs or damaged parts. Replace as required.
Check all wheel mounting nuts for proper torque, 450 ft lb (730 Nm) (dry).
Check steering reservoir for proper fluid level.
Examine steering linkages and steering gear for shipping damage.
Check fuel tank level and fill as necessary.
Drain sediment from water/fuel separator.
Inspect fuel line connections for evidence of leakage. Tighten or remake joints, as required.
Remove any seals, plugs, or tape used to seal any air inlets and ports during shipping.
Check crankcase oil level and inspect oil on dipstick for cleanliness. Take an oil sample for analysis.
Top up, or drain and refill the crankcase as required.
Inspect engine and all piping connections for evidence of leakage. Repair as required.
Check tension of fan, alternator and power steering drive belts. Belts should be tight enough to allow 1/2
in. (12 mm) deflection midway between the pulleys. Adjust as required.
Clear away any debris blocking air flow to radiator.
Check level of coolant in radiator, not more than 3 in. (80 mm) air space between coolant and top of
Sample the coolant and ensure there is sufficient antifreeze for the environment in which the truck is to be
Check all cooling system hoses for evidence of leakage. Refit or tighten connections as required.