PASSENGER CAR AND LIGHT TRUCK SHOCK ABSORBER INSPECTION EQUIPMENT. VOLUME 2. TECHNICAL REPORT

Four commercial on-the-vehicle shock absock absorber testers were evaluated for suitability with periodic motor vehicle inspection programs. Tests were conducted on these four testers with five vehicles using shock absorbers of known quality. A study was also conducted to determine the effects and modes of shock absorber degradation, and the range of shock absorber damping in the prevailing vehicle population. It was concluded that, of the testers evaluated, a wheel vibration tester was the only type suitable for PMVI purposes. The use of this type tester as an inspection tool is discussed. It was also concluded that shock absorber inspection using any technique is only marginally attractive economically. /NHTSA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report for July 1973-August 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Tracor Jitco, Incorporated

    1300 East Jefferson Street
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wooten, R D
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 165 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TJ-102-109-Vol-2 Final Rpt., HS-801 530
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-256-3-755
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1989 12:00AM