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Steering wheel play?

Reasearched on here and replaced almost every front end part and truck still has alot of play in steering wheel, a little too much for my liking but this is my first f250 or ford period and not sure what stock feel is like.. Any suggestions on how to fix would be appreciated ( 08F250 Crew 4x4 )
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Reasearched on here and replaced almost every front end part and truck still has alot of play in steering wheel, a little too much for my liking but this is my first f250 or ford period and not sure what stock feel is like.. Any suggestions on how to fix would be appreciated ( 08F250 Crew 4x4 )
I have an 05 F250 6" lift. I also have the slop in the steering wheel. I noticed my pitman arm nut was loose- 1 13/16". To check, lay down n look up under the front end and have someone slowly turn the steering wheel back n fourth. See if you see anything flexing that shouldnt be...

Hope this helps... Jeff
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typically you can SLIGHTLY adjust the steering box worm gears for tighter engagement. or if equipped.... a new rag joint on the steering shaft.

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I just recently purchased 03 with 7.3 and it has alot of play in the steering
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Removing slop from steering gearbox - PowerStrokeArmy

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I found this video I will try this tommorrow seems simple.

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pulling the air box is more work than need Be ..specially with drive and adjust

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pulling the air box is more work than need Be ..specially with drive and adjust
Can you get to it from under the truck?
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did u read my link ? I like that way the best

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Yeah I am trying to picture it because I haven't looked at it yet. Would it be to much trouble to show me the tool that you made with the allen wrench and rod. Do you get to it the same way as the video says for a 6.0 without removing the airbox?

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