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post #1 of 5 Old 06-12-2009, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Help Steering Slack

Just put a new gear box in and had an alignment. Tie rods ball joints, rag joint everything is good to go, but i still have a little play in the wheel.... Could that be related to having a little play in the automatic shift? it is a little better than before i changed the gear box.... suggestions please

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The gearbox has adjustments to tighten it up, but to so in like 1/16 to 1/8 incriments, a little is a lot and if you get it to tight it will grenade itself.
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were the pitman arm splines in perfect shape?

Best bet is to turn the wheel while someone else is looking at suspension components...


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Check the steering shaft it's self it's a 2 piece design for saftey sometimes they get a little loose there.

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the pitman arm was good to

should i have to adjust a new gear box

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