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31 Cards in this Set

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The purpose of the _____ ______ ______ test is to determine if the driver knows whether the vehicle is safe to drive.
pre-trip vehicle inspection
Signs of leaks Leaks/Hoses
-puddles on the ground.
-dripping fluids on underside of engine and
-Inspect hoses for condition and leaks
See that oil level is within safe operating range. Level
must be _________ refill mark.
How to inspect the coolant Level
-Inspect reservoir sight glass, or
-If engine is not hot, remove radiator cap and check for visible coolant level.
Check for adequate power steering fluid level. Level
must be ___________ refill mark.
Check the following belts for ___________ (up to 3/4 inch play at center of belt), cracks, or frays:
-Power steering belt.
-Water pump belt.
-Alternator belt.
-Air compressor belt.
3 things to check Clutch/Gearshift
-Depress clutch.
-Place gearshift lever in neutral or (park, for automatic
-Start engine, then release clutch slowly.
3 things to make sure Oil Pressure Gauge is working correctly.
Check that pressure gauge shows increasing or nor-
mal oil pressure or that the warning light goes off.
If equipped, oil temperature gauge should begin a
gradual rise to the normal operating range
Make sure the temperature gauge is working. Temperature should begin to climb to the ________ _______ range or temperature light should be off.
normal operating
Check that gauges show ___________ and/or generator is charging or that warning light is off.
Mirrors should be clean and adjusted properly from the _________ .
3 important things for Emergency Equipment
-spare electrical fuses
-three red reflective triangles
-fire extinguisher
Non-power steering:
Check for excessive play by turning steering wheel back and forth. Play should not exceed ___ degrees or about two inches on a 20-inch wheel.
With the engine __________, check for
excessive play by turning the steering wheel back and forth. Play should not exceed 10 degrees or about two inches on a 20-inch wheel before front left wheel barely moves.
Dash indicators work when which corresponding
lights are turned on:
-Left & Right turn signals.
-Four-way emergency flashers.
-High beam headlight.
Apply parking brake only and make sure that it will
hold the vehicle by shifting into a ________ ________ and gently pulling against the brake.
lower gear
Pump the brake pedal _______ times, then hold it down
for five seconds. The brake pedal should not move
(depress) during the five seconds.
If equipped with a hydraulic brake reserve (back-up)
system, with the key _____, depress the brake pedal and listen for the sound of the reserve system electric
Begin fanning off the air pressure by rapidly applying
and releasing the foot brake. Low air warning devices
(buzzer, light, flag) should activate before air pressure
drops below _____ psi.
Slack Adjustors:
The angle between the push rod and adjustor arm
should be a little over _____ degrees when the brakes are released, and not less than 90 degrees when the
brakes are applied.
Slack Adjustors:
When pulled by hand, the brake rod should not move
more than ______ inch with the brakes released.
Check for damaged or bent rims. Rims _________ have
welding repairs.
The following 3 items must be inspected on every tire:
-Tread depth
-Tire condition
-Tire inflation
See that hub ____________ seals and axle seals are not
leaking and, if wheel has a sight glass, oil level is ade-
How to check lug nuts:
all lug nuts are present, free of cracks and
distortions, and show no signs of loosenes
Spacers should be evenly ____________, with the dual
wheels and tires evenly separated.
Check that doors are not damaged and that they open
and close properly from the ___________.
In addition to checking for spare electrical fuses (if
equipped), three red reflective triangles, and a properly charged and rated fire extinguisher, school bus drivers must also inspect the following emergency equipment:
-Three red-burning flares (fusees).
-A nine-item first-aid kit.
In addition to checking the lighting indicators listed in
Section 11.2 of this manual, school bus drivers must
also check the following lighting indicators (internal
panel lights):
-amber & red lights indicator
-Strobe light indicator, if equipped
Check that the entry door is not damaged, operates
smoothly, and closes securely from the ___________.
Make sure that all ___________ exits are not damaged,
operate smoothly, and close securely from the