Universal Joints. With spring brakes on and gear selector in neutral, place a small bar between the yoke and the U-joint and rotate the shaft back and forth.
|Procedures:||Reject Vehicle If:|
|(1) Visually inspect universal joints for looseness, missing or loose bolts, and proper phasing.||(1) There is free play in a universal joint, bolt is missing or loose, or joints are not in proper phase.|
|(2) Visually inspect U-clamps.||(2) U-clamp is missing, loose, nut is missing or loose, or nut or bolt is not locked.|
|(3) Visually inspect steady bearing for wear and proper mounting.||(3) Steady bearing is loose or worn.|
|(4) Inspect for presence of drive shaft protection open on vehicles with drive shaft extending lengthwise under floor of passenger compartment.||(4) Not equipped with at least one guard or bracket at the sliding connection end of drive shaft.|