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Unread 07-07-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Steering box adjustment

Don't ask how, but the adjuster nut on top of my steering box got way outta whack. How do I get it in the right position?

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Unread 07-07-2010, 05:11 PM   #2
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Tighten it down until it you feel it bottom out then back it off about a half turn. That will be close and if it seems too loose when you drive it, you can tighten it a bit more.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 02:21 PM   #3
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Do not be tempted to tighten it too much. Err on the side of 'not tighter.'

How did it get out of whack? someone accidentally mess with it?
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Unread 07-08-2010, 02:32 PM   #4
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the steering box needs to be centered BEFORE any adjustment is made.
adjusting a steering box that is not centered will cause problems.
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Unread 07-08-2010, 03:50 PM   #5
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Here's the correct procedure:
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Unread 07-08-2010, 04:32 PM   #6
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hmm...seems like a lot of work.
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