Servicing The Steering System

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Customer Quizzes & Trivia

Chapter 28


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The steering wheel air bag is being replaced on a vehicle with tilt wheel.  All of the following precautions should be observed EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      A. Always disable the air bag system before servicing an air bag

    • B. 

      B. Always test the air bag by bringing battery power directly to the air bag

    • C. 

      C. When placing an air bag on a workbench, face the trim cover up

    • D. 

      D. Discarded air bags must be deployed following the manufacturer procedure

  • 2. 
    Excessive looseness is experienced in a power steering gear (non-rack and pinion type).  The cause of this problem could be:
    • A. 

      A. A loose or worn power steering belt

    • B. 

      B. A loose worm shaft bearing preload adjustment

    • C. 

      C. A scored steering gear cylinder

    • D. 

      D. Low fluid level in the power steering pump

  • 3. 
    What could cause air bubbles in the power steering fluid?
    • A. 

      A. Checking the fluid before it reached operating temperature

    • B. 

      B. Overheated fluid

    • C. 

      C. Engine idling too fast

    • D. 

      D. Low fluid level

  • 4. 
    A customer complains of a whine noise only when turning.  Tech A says the power steering pump maybe faulty.  Tech B says the left front wheel bearing may be worn.  Who is right?
    • A. 

      A. Tech A

    • B. 

      B. Tech B

    • C. 

      C. Both techs

    • D. 

      D. Neither tech

  • 5. 
    During a routine steering inspection on a rack and pinion system, the tech finds that a bellows boot is cracked.  The tech should:
    • A. 

      A. Use a good quality silicone sealer to fill the crack

    • B. 

      B. Ignore it; this is a normal condition

    • C. 

      C. Replace the bellows boot

    • D. 

      D. Inspect and/or replace the inner tie-rod, and replace the bellows boot

  • 6. 
    True or False. Over inflation of a tire causes excessive wear on the outer edges of the tread.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    True or False. When checking air pressure, always refer to the tire sidewall, because this is the most accurate air pressure reading.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    True or False. When a radial tire bulges on the sidewall, this means that the tire is underinflated all the time. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The _________ seat is the edge of the rim that creates a seal between the tire bead and the wheel.
    • A. 

      Rim

    • B. 

      Bead

    • C. 

      Wheel

    • D. 

      Disc

  • 10. 
    Technician A says that a tire will increase or decrease 1 psi for each 10°F of temperature. Technician B says that if the vehicle has been driven to warm the tires, you must adjust the air pressure down to the manufacturer's recommended pressure. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 11. 
    Tech A says that the basic steering system has four main parts: a steering column, a steering box, a steering linkage, and a steering knuckle. Tech B says the most basic steering systems have a power assist. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 13. 
    The relationship between the steering system, the wheel positions, and the suspension system is called the:
    • A. 

      Steering angles.

    • B. 

      Steering relationships.

    • C. 

      Steering adjustments.

    • D. 

      Steering geometry.

  • 14. 
    The steering geometry is named after:
    • A. 

      Rudolph Diesel.

    • B. 

      Rudolph Ackermann.

    • C. 

      Rudolph Main.

    • D. 

      Rudolph VonRudolph.

  • 15. 
    There are two main types of steering systems used on vehicles today. They include: 
    • A. 

      Rack and pinion and parallelogram.

    • B. 

      Parallelogram and linkage.

    • C. 

      Rack pinion and linkage.

    • D. 

      Linkage and tie rod.

  • 16. 
    The most common type of steering system used on vehicles today is the:
    • A. 

      Parallelogram.

    • B. 

      Linkage.

    • C. 

      Tie rod.

    • D. 

      Rack and pinion.

  • 17. 
    The _______________ connect(s) the wheels to the suspension and steering system.
    • A. 

      Pitman arm

    • B. 

      Inner tie rods

    • C. 

      Steering knuckle

    • D. 

      Idler arm

  • 18. 
    The ______________ is a tooth gear that meshes with the rack.
    • A. 

      Side gear

    • B. 

      Front gear

    • C. 

      Ring gear

    • D. 

      Pinion gear

  • 19. 
    The ______________ protect(s) the inner joints from dirt and contaminants.
    • A. 

      Inner tie rod ends

    • B. 

      Ball joints

    • C. 

      Rubber bellows

    • D. 

      Control arm

  • 20. 
    The _____________ transfer(s) movement from the steering box to the center link.
    • A. 

      Inner tie rods

    • B. 

      Pitman arm

    • C. 

      Ball joints

    • D. 

      Control arm

  • 21. 
    The first step in removing and replacing the power steering pump is to:
    • A. 

      Drain the pump.

    • B. 

      Research the proper procedure.

    • C. 

      Disconnect the hoses.

    • D. 

      Disconnect the drive belts.

  • 22. 
    The __________ connects the pitman arm to the idler arm.
    • A. 

      Center link

    • B. 

      Drag link

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Tech A says that the main problems in the power steering system are play and leaks. Tech B says that the main problems in the power steering system are play and hard steering. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 24. 
    The __________ is used to read codes and data from the vehicle's power train control module (PCM) when diagnosing the vehicle's computer-controlled systems.
    • A. 

      DVOM

    • B. 

      Circuit tester

    • C. 

      Belt tension gauge

    • D. 

      Scan tool

  • 25. 
    The _______________ is used to measure the run-out or movement on different parts of the steering system, such as play in tie rod ends.
    • A. 

      Power steering analyzer

    • B. 

      Dial indicator

    • C. 

      Digital volt-ohmmeter

    • D. 

      Circuit tester

  • 26. 
    Tech A says that you can use any fluid in a power steering pump, as they are all the same. Tech B says that you must use the correct type and brand of fluid by manufacturer. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 27. 
    The _____________ power steering pump also applies assist to hydraulic brakes on some vehicles.
    • A. 

      Fully electric

    • B. 

      Electric powered

    • C. 

      Hydraulic

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    The power steering pump reservoir is:
    • A. 

      Mounted to the pump

    • B. 

      Remotely mounted

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 29. 
    Tech A says that the rack is directly connected to the steering knuckle. Tech B says that the rack is directly connected to the tie rod assembly. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 30. 
    Tech A says that the worm gear gives greater road feel. Tech B says that the rack-and-pinion gives greater road feel. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 31. 
    The ___________________ keeps constant electrical contact with the air bag as the steering wheel is turned from lock to lock
    • A. 

      Rotary spring

    • B. 

      Coil spring

    • C. 

      Leaf spring

    • D. 

      Clock spring

  • 32. 
    Tech A says that to prevent injuries in an auto accident, all steering wheels/columns have a break-off steering wheel. Tech B says that to prevent injuries in an accident, all steering wheels/columns are fitted with a collapsible section. Who is correct?
    • A. 

      Tech A

    • B. 

      Tech B

    • C. 

      Both Techs A and B

    • D. 

      Neither Tech A nor B

  • 33. 
    The ______________ keeps the shock forces from being transmitted through the steering linkage and back to the steering wheel.
    • A. 

      Steering shock

    • B. 

      Steering angle sensor

    • C. 

      Steering boot

    • D. 

      Steering damper

  • 34. 
    ______________ is the undesired condition produced when, upon hitting a bump, the vehicle darts to one side as the steering linkage is pushed and pulled as a result of the travel of the suspension.
    • A. 

      Bump steer

    • B. 

      Road bump

    • C. 

      Road crown

    • D. 

      Beam steer

  • 35. 
    A tie rod on each side of the vehicle connects each ______________ to the center link.
    • A. 

      Control arm

    • B. 

      Wheel assembly

    • C. 

      Idler arm

    • D. 

      Pitman arm