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Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Manual Steering Box Rebuild?
Steering gears are pretty simple devices. Anyone who knows a box end from an open end should be able to do it easily. Parts availability could be a problem, though.
If you have an inch of play at the end of the pitman arm, something is probably worn pretty badly. On the other hand the problem could be that one of the adjustments has loosened, and all you need to do is adjust the box. DON'T try to do that on the Jeep though. Follow the proper procedure from a repair manual.
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