Steering box - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 02-02-2013, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Steering box

I have a 01 f250 and was wondering how to tighten up the adjustment on my sterring box? Has quite a bit a slack in the from end and I heard that I can adjust the steering box before I do anything else?
Donman is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 02-02-2013, 09:29 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 6,204
Thanks: 7
Thanked 233 Times in 224 Posts
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
No, no, And NO!

Taking the slop out of the steering box is the last place to tighten-up the linkage (because it's gonna make the smallest bit of improvement at the Greatest Risk for you to destroy it)

The First place is to have someone wiggle the play, back & forth, in the wheel while you lay underneath seeing where that play originates. If the Pitman Arm (coming out of the box) doesn't move and all the slop is happening before that, Then consider the box (that's rarely the case though).

More likely you'll find movement in the Tie Rod ends or Idler Arm... Do that first.
NoRalPh is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-02-2013, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yea I did that a little while back and found slack in the tie rod from the pitman arm. I replaced that one but seem to still have play in the same place. Well I'll have to do it again. Thanks for the heads up on the steering box I read a lot of forums that said do it and others said not to, so I thought I would ask. I did read 1-2 forums that said that the pump was the issues which I don't see that it could be but very well possible I guess.
Donman is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 02-03-2013, 09:56 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,704
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Get a Redhead.....fte has a mass buy....
CT Performance, Inc. is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome