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Unread 10-10-2003, 07:49 AM   #1
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Manual Steering rebuild?

I see one for power steering, and I need to get some suggestions on what to do about this problem.

I've got at least 2 to 4 inches of play in my steering... the pitman arm drops down and "clunks" (quite loud if im not moving and the wheels are on the ground) before it turns... what exactly could be worn out in a 21 year old steering box that I could get from a parts store to rebuild?

I have no idea whats in the box or anything, all I know is that the play isnt from tie rod ends or the steering shaft... its got to be the steering box...


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Unread 10-10-2003, 01:28 PM   #2
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Help!

BUMP* I'd like to be able to go over 45 without swerving all over the road like a mad man, lol... anyone?!
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Unread 10-10-2003, 01:54 PM   #3
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BUMP* I'd like to be able to go over 45 without swerving all over the road like a mad man, lol... anyone?!
4WD Hardware has a replacement box. That's the route I am taking
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Unread 10-10-2003, 06:06 PM   #4
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4WD Hardware has a replacement box. That's the route I am taking

Yeah i know, a few places do... just trying to avoid paying 100+ dollars if theres some sort of rebuild kit that replaces common worn out parts?
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Unread 10-12-2003, 05:02 PM   #5
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Yeah i know, a few places do... just trying to avoid paying 100+ dollars if theres some sort of rebuild kit that replaces common worn out parts?

Aparently not, just ordered one from Auto Zone...
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Unread 10-12-2003, 06:11 PM   #6
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How much was one from autozone??

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Unread 10-12-2003, 07:35 PM   #7
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How much was one from autozone??

Thanks
Approx. 129.99 plus like 45.00 core charge... so not bad!
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Unread 10-12-2003, 10:47 PM   #8
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sweet! thanks for letting me know
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Unread 10-13-2003, 08:03 AM   #9
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sweet! thanks for letting me know
No problem! I should get it around wednesday or so... so I'll let you know if theres anything wrong with it, etc.
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Unread 10-13-2003, 10:48 AM   #10
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Quadratech has a rebuild kit for the Manual (just found out) for around $80.

Sounds like the worm bearing preload is off on your unit. You may get lucky and just need to adjust yours.

Always set worm bearing preload prior to adjusting the pitman arm...let me know in a PM if you need instructions (I should be able to get you a PDF of the Tech Manual)...
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