2.15. Check of a forward suspension bracket and steering
Lift a forward part of the car and reliably fix on supports.
Visually check antisplash covers of spherical hinges and protective covers of the rack steering mechanism for existence of cracks, attritions and aging. Any damages of covers will lead to lubricant loss, hit of water and dirt and, as a result, bystry wear of spherical hinges or the steering mechanism.
Check hoses of the mechanism of the amplifier of steering for attrition or aging, and also pipes and connections of hoses on leaks. Check for leak signs under pressure protective rubber covers of steering which indicate damage of consolidation to steering.
Lift the car a jack, take a wheel hands in situation "6 and 12 hours" and try to shake it in the vertical plane. The insignificant side play of a wheel is admissible. If a side play big, further check is necessary to establish a cause of defect. Continue to swing a wheel, at the same time the assistant has to press a brake pedal. If the side play is eliminated or considerably reduced, then probably hug bearings are damaged. If a side play still big, so connections and fastenings of a suspension bracket are worn-out.
Now take a wheel hands in situation "9 and 3 hours" and try to shake it in the horizontal plane. The side play in the horizontal plane can be caused by wear of the hug bearing or spherical hinges of steering draft. If external or internal spherical hinged connection is worn out, the side play will be swept up at once.