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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 Pennsylvania 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. During the vehicle inspection test, as you approach the vehicle you should (among other things):
look under the vehicle for fuel leaks.
check the area around the vehicle for low hanging wires.
check to see if the vehicle is leaning to one side.
All of the above.
2. As part of the external inspection, check that all _______ are present, free of cracks and distortions, and show no signs of looseness.
brake linings
lug nuts
axle seals
3. During the vehicle inspection, you should check your clutch for:
All of the above.
4. During the vehicle inspection, when asked to check the oil level you should:
make sure the engine is off.
see that the oil level is within safe operating range.
indicate where the dipstick is located.
All of the above.
5. During the pre-trip inspection, check that the ________  supply air or hydraulic fluid to the brakes.
brake hoses or lines
slack adjusters
brake chambers
brake linings
6. Which of the following engages and disengages the engine from the drive train?
The drive shaft
The front axle
The foot brake
The clutch
7. Which of the following is NOT true? During the vehicle inspection test, when starting the engine you should show that:
the pressure gauge shows increasing or normal oil pressure.
the oil pressure gauge comes on when braking.
the oil pressure gauge is working.
the temperature gauge is working.
8. Which of the following is NOT a key part of the steering system?
Tie rod
Leaf spring
Pitman arm
Gear box
9. What should you do to test your hydraulic brakes for leaks?
Pump the brake pedal five times, then apply pressure for three seconds.
Pump the brake pedal three times, then apply pressure to the pedal and hold for five seconds.
Hold the brake pedal down for five seconds, then pump it three times.
Pump the brake pedal three times, then apply pressure for 9 seconds.
10. Name some exhaust system parts.
Mufflers, mounting brackets and vertical stacks
Main spring, axle and font axle hanger
Pitman arm, hydraulic fluid reservoir and tie rod
Drag link, spindle and gear box
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