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Old 09-01-2010, 07:37 AM
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Can dead space in steering be adjusted?

The dead center of my wheel, while crusiing in a straight line has a bit of free play in it. It has more than I'd like. Can i adjust this out or does it require a new steering box?
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:43 AM
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It may not be gearbox. could be linkage worn or if you have oversize tires it will cause this a little. Turn your steering wheel with the truck not running back and forth to check for play in linkage. You will need someone to help you.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:29 PM
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You can adjust for play on top of the box that will help alittle bit and is more of a temp fix I believe (if it is a gearbox).

Mines adjust but my gearbox is blown so it is great for about a minute
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:04 PM
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Most of my play was fixed when I replaced the drag link. With the truck off get under there and have someone wiggle the wheel back and forth. You'll see the stuff that has play.
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