5-40. FRONT STEERING AXLE-Continued
Check end play of knuckle (8).
(a) Hit the boss of the knuckle (8) with a
rubber mallet to move parts into
(b) Turn the knuckle (8) to a straight
forward position. Attach a dial indicator
to knuckle with pointer on center of
kingpin. Set dial at zero.
(c) Put a pry bar between the knuckle (8)
and axle beam (33) center. Push the
knuckle up and measure the end play.
(d) Repeat Step (c) with the knuckle in a
full right and full left turn positions.
(e) End play must be 0.001 to 0.025 inch
(0.025 to 0.635 mm). if knuckle binds
or less then minimum end play is
measured, disassemble knuckle and
remove shims from shim pack. If more
than maximum end play is measured,
add shims to shim pack.