Set Automatic Relief Plungers
Automatic relief plunger setting should be checked at pre-delivery inspection. Any time tire size is changed or
wheel cut is reduced, automatic relief plunger adjustment will be necessary. A relief plunger is located in each
end cap of the steering gear. One will adjust right turn; one will adjust left turn.
Ball Peen Hammer
FOR OTHER EQUIPMENT, TOOLS OR SAFETY PROCEDURES, ALWAYS FOLLOW
THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER'S INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIFTING AND
Vehicle Manufacturer's Service Manual
Do not attempt to set automatic relief plungers until the axle stops have been set
according to Vehicle Manufacturer's specifications.
Park the vehicle on a clean, dry surface (preferably concrete). Set the parking brake and block the wheels.
Identify your steering gear as having automatic relief plungers. Steering gears with
automatic pressure relief plungers will have "M100 AUTO" cast in raised letters on the
cylinder bore. Plastic caps will cover the plunger hole in each end cap. (Figure 36).