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To obtain a CDL, you will be required to pass a vehicle inspection test. The vehicle inspection test, formerly known as pre-trip, is a skills test to see if you identify which features and equipment on the test vehicle should be inspected before driving. During the test, you will be asked to do an inspection of your vehicle. You will be expected to show your knowledge of the inspection process and you will be tested to see if you know whether your vehicle is safe to drive. During the CDL inspection test, DMV does not allow the use of testing aids, other than the vehicle inspection guide in the Florida CDL Manual. To prepare for the test, study the following sections of the CDL manual: Driving Safely and the Vehicle Inspection Test. If you do not pass the CDL inspection test, the other skills tests will be postponed.
1. Which of the following is a suspension system defect?
Loose exhaust pipes
Leaking shock absorbers
Leaking power steering cylinder
Leaking brake fluid
2. During the pre-trip inspection, check that the ________  supply air or hydraulic fluid to the brakes.
brake hoses or lines
brake chambers
slack adjusters
brake linings
3. When taking the road test, you will be expected to make regular traffic checks. You should do all of the following except:
check your mirrors for traffic after an intersection.
checking engine oil level.
checking mirrors regularly.
checking for traffic regularly.
4. Which of the following are key steering system parts?
Axle, main spring, spring shackle
Leaf spring, torque rod, front axle hanger
Tie rod, drag link, spindle
Lug nuts, rims, tire
5. When checking the steering system during your pre-trip inspection you should look for:
cracked drums.
shoes or pads with oil or grease on them.
steering wheel play of more than 10 degrees.
mismatched lock rings.
6. When checking tires, which of the following is acceptable?
Dual tires that come in contact with each other
Retreaded tires on the front wheels of a bus
Radial and bias-ply tires used together.
Dual tires that do not come in contact with each other
7. When conducting the vehicle inspection test:
the air ride suspension should not be checked for leaks.
you may be asked to check that the steering box is not leaking.
you may have to check that the minimum tread depth is 2/32 on steering axle tires.
applicants will not have to see that the brake chambers are not leaking.
8. During the vehicle inspection, when approaching the vehicle you should:
check that the vehicle is parked properly.
check that the vehicle is clear.
look under the vehicle for fresh oil, fuel leaks or coolant.
check that the parking brakes are not set.
9. When looking at the gauges during a pre-trip vehicle inspection:
you should pump the brake pedal three times to test the parking brake.
you should immediately turn on the stop lights.
oil pressuse should come up to normal within seconds after the engine is started.
None of the above.
10. Signs of bad brake drums or shoes include the following except:
Cracked drums
Shoes with no oil on them
Shoes worn thin
Shoes with brake fluid on them
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