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Installed Rebuilt Steering Box and Still Have Play

gary h
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Post by gary h Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:06 pm

Still have excessive play in a recently Rebuilt gearbox. All linkage and King pins are new in the last few years. I believe I centered the shaft correctly,but on the highway there is just too much play. I wonder if only seals were replaced and that's it. I would have thought it would be tight at first and then loosen up but it was loose from the get go. Is there a good way to adjust out some play ? Thanks in advance.
dix
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Post by dix Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:05 am

looking thru the grill there is a 1/2 "or 9/16 nut with a threded screw in the center , let me know if you need direction.


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Post by dix Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:13 am



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gary h
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Post by gary h Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:40 am

Thanks Dix, After I raise the front end and center the steering wheel .Does the Pitman arm or Drag Link have to be Disconnected from Box ?
gary h
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Post by gary h Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:54 pm

I made the adjustment a few times and it's Better. Still has Too much play for a fresh rebuild. Maybe a steering stabilizer is in order ?
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Post by dix Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:33 am

maybe a alignment shop could point in the right direction,


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