STEERING TROUBLESHOOTING AND MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
TEST OR INSPECTION
WHEELS TURN SLOWLY OR NOT AT ALL WHEN STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED.
Steps 2 and 3 are for the right steering valve. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the left steering valve.
Check pressure at steering valve. Remove plug and preformed packing from relief valve
(Figure 8-2). Install multi-range pressure gage. Start engine. Hydraulic oil must be 145 to
155 degrees F. Increase to 1500 rpm. Turn steering wheel to right three turns from
straight ahead position or until wheels hit stops. Refer to TM 5-3805-261-10. Pressure
gage should read 1850 to 1900 psi.
If pressure is too low, go to step 3. If pressure is within limits, go to step 4. If pressure is too high, relief
valve is stuck closed. Repair relief valve. Refer to paragraph 8-6.