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Steering slop

Hey guys, I've recently noticed that my steering has a bit of play but only when it in the straight ahead position, all draglinks and tie rods are 1-2months old, same with balljoints, I adjusted the steering box roughly half a turn but wasn't sure how much I can go before I decided I better ask how much I can go, it didn't seem to make much difference with half a turn :/

I've never really noticed much play before until I about a week ago after I went off-road, just want to ask how much play I should have roughly, or if anyone else knows something that could be cause ing this, for all I know it could be normal and I've only just noticed it haha, thought best to ask here

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im having the same issue, i adjusted it about the same, firmed the steering a bit but still a little play.

the steering box has 240k miles on it so itss quite possible theirs just some wear inside.

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im having the same issue, i adjusted it about the same, firmed the steering a bit but still a little play.

the steering box has 240k miles on it so itss quite possible theirs just some wear inside.
I'm hoping mine isn't that worn already, its just on 12months old

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Adjust the steering box 1/4 turn at a time. then test drive the truck if you go to far the steering will bind very slightly. Once you notice the slight binding feeling back off the adjustment 1/4 turn and that is as good as it will get. Remember adjusting a worn box is only a bandaid for worn parts. when I finally broke down and put a reman steering box in my dodge I had to adjust it 4 times over about 6 months before it finally settled in right. It has been perfect for about two years since.

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AGR with hydraulic assist. Especially for the roading that you do.

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AGR with hydraulic assist. Especially for the roading that you do.

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Thats the company that makes steering gears.

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be careful playing with worn boxes and adjusting them. Ive heard horror stories of them locking up because of adjusting.
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