So I finally got the PSC box in. It wasn't hard to do at all just cumbersome with only one set of hands. When unbolting the old box I tied it to the frame so it wouldn't fall. When installing the new one I did the same so I could get the bolts started. Get a HD pitman arm puller. I tried the medium sized one and it was garbage. The HD one got the pitman arm off in less than a minute with no fuss. I used a large crescent wrench and a 4 foot pipe with the wrench stuffed into the end for leverage. I didn't even break a sweat. I also drained the PS fluid out of the pump for fresh fluid.
The slop and wandering are totally gone now but as Bananaslug said the steering wheel is a bit heavier. Takes a bit more effort to turn it but nothing bad. Overall a much better feeling when driving.
Bananaslug, I was wondering if you tired messing with the over the top adjustment to loosen the steering up a little? I backed the adjustment bolt off 1/4 turn and there was a slight improvement. I am having a hard time turning the adjustment bolt separate from the lock bolt though so I can't adjust it any more than that or the lock nut will be loose. There isn't enough room for me to get a good grip on the wrenches in there.
I am a little concerned that everything worked right away after the install. I turned turned the wheels back and forth half a dozen times and topped off the pump with fresh fluid and it was working fine after that with no more bubbles in the res. Nothing is usually that easy but I guess I am just paranoid.
Also the number on mine is SG 19387
Originally Posted by jabba974
"And yes, there is always a torque spec...but its not necessary...and takes way to much time...."