6.3.2. Check and repair

Fig. 6-11. Section of the spherical hinge of draft: 1 — a spherical finger; 2 — an antisplash cap; 3 — the hinge case; 4 — an insert; 5 — a spring; 6 — a cap

Check a condition of protective caps of 2 (fig. 6-11) as it is described above (see. "Survey, check and adjustment of steering"). Replace the damaged protective caps.
Check a condition of spherical hinges of drafts on a radial and axial gap. If the free wheeling in the spherical hinge is felt, and also at hit in the hinge of dirt, sand, emergence of corrosion on a spherical finger and at full use of the course of a basic insert — replace the hinge with a draft tip.