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Saginaw Adjustment ?

I need to adjust the play on the power steering box. What is the best way to go about this?
I know you need to adjust the allen set screw with the 9/16 lock nut. Do you just adjust it down to where all the slack is taken up on the set screw? or do you need to have someone turn the wheel while you tighten it down?
I don't want to screw up the box by adjusting it wrong.
I also had to replace the seals that are in the end that the steering shaft goes into. Since I had to pull the threaded cap to replace all the seals, do I need to adjust that end cap some?
Any help would be great.
Thanks, Ken

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Re: Saginaw Adjustment ?

This may help: http://www.babsteering.com/services/...t.htm#bleeding


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That's a good page LEVE posted, thanks,
Just an added note, If the box you using has very high mileage, it may be difficult to adjust the play out of it. With the majority of your driving being straight line and slight turns, the center teeth of the gears wear fast then the outer teeth. If you adjust the box to the outer teeth, you may still have play in the worn center teeth. But even worse, if you adjust the play out of the center teeth, the gears will tighten and bind when you turn to lock. This caused a friend's steering to completely seize in a tight turn. And the least it's doing is pushing the gears apart at lock which will create more play when the gears are centered.

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Re: Saginaw Adjustment ?

Ken
Be careful , someone on this board mentioned this a couple weeks back about these things also having to have proper backlash adjustment and such . Dont want to see you wreck it .



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Re: Saginaw Adjustment ?

Dispite what the manual says people still seem to try and adjust these things while still on the Jeep.
Anyway, it's best to get a copy of the AMC manual as there are more then 30 pages on the power steering gear.

I don't have a scanner here at home so these video capture pic's will have to do.
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Re: Saginaw Adjustment ?

I want to thank everyone for all the info. This is what I was hoping to find. A little more complex than I thought it would be. I will just have to take my time and do it right.
Again, Thanks
Ken

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