Some parts, such as air brake chamber diaphragm, should be inspected once a year or every 100,000 mi. (160
000 km) and replaced if considered unserviceable for further use.
3-5.1 Defrosters: Operate defroster controls to determine if sufficient air is being directed
3-5.2 Door Latches: Check latches for positive closing, latching and locking.
3-5.3 Glass: Check for cracked, broken, scratched or dirty glass including rear view mirrors.
3-5.4 Seat Belts: Check entire seat belt assembly for wear and proper operation. Make
certain anchor mountings are tight. Seat belts are to be worn at all times.
3-5.5 Cab Mouting: Check condition of cab mounting brackets, sheet metal and rubber
3-6 CARE OF VEHICLE
Frequent and regular washing will lengthen the life of your new vehicles painted
Wash your vehicle often with warm or cold water to remove dirt. Do not use hot water or strong soaps or
detergents or wipe off dirt when the surface is dry as this will scratch the paint.
3-6.2 Upholstery Care
Use a whisk broom and vacuum cleaner to remove loose dust and dirt from upholstery and floor. Vinyl and
woven plastic upholstery can be washed with warm water and mild soap. Wipe dry. If commercial cleaners
are used, follow instructions supplied with cleaner.
3-7.1 Pedal Free Travel
3-7.1.1 Each time the vehicle chassis is lubricated, check clutch pedal free travel. If free travel is less than 1-1/4 inch
(32mm), the pedal linkage must be adjusted to be assured that the clutch is fully engaged.
Clutch pedal free travel is the distance the clutch pedal moves to provide proper release bearing to clutch