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Old 6th-June-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Steering Box Adjustment

I am curious as to how to adjust the steering box properly.
Do you just cinch the bolt down while turning the steering wheel and tighten the nut?
Is there a method to do it right?

'67 Acadian, manual steering box.
Sloppy straight line driving. Turns fine.

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While I'm sure there is a proper procedure, all I've ever done is loosen the jam nut and run the screw down till it just contacts the sector shaft, little to no preload, and tighten the jam nut. This will take any slop out ot the gears, but it won't cure bad bearings on the sector shaft.
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