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PostSubject: loose steering/ steering play   Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:45 pm

ok, so i've checked out a bunch of stuff and here's what i know. There' a lot of slop in my steering wheel, I've checked my u-joints in the steering shaft. they're good. I've checked the tie rod ends and pitman arm, they seem good. The slop seems to be where the shaft meets the gear box, i THINK i've adjusted the preload the best i can, so if all those things are true.... is my steering box smoked?
i should probably double check the drag link length and put a steering damper on it too, that would probably help
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PostSubject: Re: loose steering/ steering play   Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:52 am

The steering dampener will help but if you have had the play just recently pre dampener, the steering box may be on it's way out..

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PostSubject: Re: loose steering/ steering play   Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:27 pm

Check the track bar bushings, sometimes if the bushings go bad you will feel it in the steering, and x 10 if you dont have a steering dampner.
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PostSubject: Re: loose steering/ steering play   Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:32 pm

it sounds like the box. if it was a bushing i would imagine you would have a death wobble not sloppy steering wheel syndrome SSWS. I had a death wobble before i did my panhard bushings.
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PostSubject: Re: loose steering/ steering play   Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:23 pm

yeah, i can literally grab the steering shaft where it meets the box and twist it back and forth like 60 degrees, thats what leads me to believe it's not an adjustment i can make in the preload on the box. i'll double check the bushings one more time, and the steering shaft, maybe something is loose.
follow question is who's got some cheap box for me?
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PostSubject: Re: loose steering/ steering play   Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:26 pm

cheap box? are there no hookers in Philly?
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PostSubject: Re: loose steering/ steering play   Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:39 pm

Plenty of that. I'm looking for a low price steering box though
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PostSubject: Re: loose steering/ steering play   Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:48 pm

call Randy and Paul. I bought a new one only because I planned on keeping this shit box for a long time and AB was having a sale
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PostSubject: Re: loose steering/ steering play   Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:53 pm

I heard used ones ain't worth it. But yeah, I'm not gonna keep this truck for ever (read: I'm probably selling it once its safe). So cheap might be the winner here.
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PostSubject: Re: loose steering/ steering play   Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:55 pm

Turf wrote:
I heard used ones ain't worth it. But yeah, I'm not gonna keep this truck for ever (read: I'm probably selling it once its safe). So cheap might be the winner here.

you done with Rovers?
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PostSubject: Re: loose steering/ steering play   Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:59 pm

Nah. It's just a shitty time four me to own a 4x4. I live in center city Philly. I wheel like three times a year. I'm at a point where I want to sink another 2k into it....and I'm like.....for what? So another 2k can sit out front of my house and stare at me all day? Ha. I just don't use it for anything other the wheeling and I don't do it that often because I live so far away. When I move out of the city ill start over. But until then...I need some space out front.
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PostSubject: Re: loose steering/ steering play   Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:26 pm

Yeah center city is also tough on parking.. I was at that Reading terminal Market outdoor thingy in the covered tunnel with the wife and lets just say. ummmmm, hmmmm. But the Crew club on the Deleware is calling me back ala Princeton Days...study 

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