4-16. PLATFORM STEERING ALINEMENT (CONT)
Steering stop blocks and associated hardware are not used on vehicles with
manufacturer's serial numbers 526 and subsequent. Manufacturer's serial number
is stamped in front of platform main beam under the gooseneck.
Take and document measurements (dimensions A and B) at both steering plate cylinder mounts (1) to both steering
cylinder stops (2) or to ends of cylinders. Compare measurements.
If necessary, manually steer semitrailer (para. 2-21) and recheck measurement. Steer bogies, as required, until
both measurements are the same, within 0.125 inch (0.3 cm).
Take and document length measurements (dimensions C and D) of both streetside and curbside longitudinal struts
Before adjusting any longitudinal struts, slack must be removed. While adjusting
longitudinal struts, tension must be maintained or a proper alinement will not be
Using an adjustable automotive wrench, loosen two locknuts (4) and adjust both longitudinal struts #3 (3) until struts
are same length, within 0.125 inch (0.3 cm). Retighten two locknuts (4).
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