Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Central Illinois
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Re: steering box ?s
If you are going to adjust a steering box, and never done it before, better disconnect the drag link from the pitman arm, or hang the front wheels off the ground on jack stands. Hold the adjusting screw on top of the box and crack the nut loose. While holding the nut, turn the screw in a little at a time, and check the input shaft for resistance. Do not overtighten that screw! If it's too tight, the steering won't return to nuetral on it's own, and you risk breaking the sector gear from binding. Also, if it's too tight, it can lock up on you. Just adjust it down until all the extra play is gone, no more. While your in there, check the oil in it, they do get low after a number of years....
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