SAFETY CHECKS AND PRECAUTIONS
Pay particular attention to short lengths of rubber hose used anywhere in the piping system to relieve stress and
NO WORK WHATEVER IS TO BE PERFORMED ON THE FUEL TANKS OF LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS FUELED
VEHICLES. Any necessary work should be performed by qualified concerns who normally service such containers and are
familiar with local regulations and inspection and test after any repairs are made.
Vehicles of this type which have been involved in an accident should not be brought into the shop for repair until the shop
foreman has checked the fuel tanks and fuel systems for possible leaks.
It is important to remember that all LPG systems are pressurized. Make certain the tank valves are tightly closed and all fuel
exhausted from the lines before starting any repair work on the fuel system.
At the regular lubrication interval, check universal joints for wear.
Should propeller shaft vibrations occur, stop the vehicle immediately to avoid possible hazardous consequences or damage to
Rubber parts are subject to deterioration. Brake components should be considered for periodic replacement once each year
based upon the severity and length of service. Usually careful inspection by experienced mechanics will disclose the need for
Maintain specified torque on spring U-bolt nuts.
Periodically check condition of spring leaves for evidence of fatigue, bending or breakage.
Be alert to any change (feel) in steering when driving. This change or feel would include increased steering efforts, unusual
sounds when turning, excessive wheel play or pulling to either side.
Check tie rod and drag link end clamp bolts. They must be tight. Ask your service mechanic to examine the steering
mechanism. Minor adjustments could head off further problems.
Check power steering system for leaks or hose chaffing. Repair at once.
Maintain proper steering gear and power steering pump lubricant levels.
Regularly inspect all steering linkage, particularly for body-to-chassis clearance.
If any of the above are evident, contact qualified steering personnel at once.
Check condition of suspension mounting brackets or bushings.
Suspension alignment must be maintained at all times.
Front and rear tow hooks should be inspected for damage or a loose mounting. This is of great importance, particularly on
vehicles used in operations where the tow hooks are frequently required.
Check fluid level and shift linkage for proper operation.
If vehicle starts in any gear other than "Neutral" or "Park" the safety switch is malfunctioning.