2.11. Check of a protective cover of a shaft of the drive

Lift and carefully fix the car on supports. Turn a steering wheel to the right or to the left against the stop and turn a wheel. Examine rubber protective covers of hinges of equal angular speeds, squeezing them for disclosure of bends. Check them for existence of cracks which can lead to leak of lubricant and hit in water and dirt. Check a condition of collars of fastening, examine covers of internal hinges and casings on the other hand. Immediately replace the damaged protective cover.
Check the general condition of hinges of equal angular speeds: having recorded a shaft, try to turn a wheel. Repeat attempt, holding the internal hinge of equal angular speeds and turning a shaft. Any noticeable side play indicates wear of the hinge, wear in grooves of a shaft or unscrewing of a lock nut of a shaft.