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2000 Excursion Steering Box Adjustment
My 2000 PSD 7.3 4WD Excursion with 195K miles has a chitload of play in the steering wheel.
The ball joints, hub bearings, steering arm/drag link and Pitman Arm are relatively new and I have confirmed the components beyond the steering box to be in good condition and DEFINITELY NOT the reason for the wander and play. Therefore, I am CERTAIN the problem is in the steering box and/or input coupler.
I'm not in a position to replace the steering box and coupler right away. So the question I have is, when I adjust the box how many turns do I start with? I think I've read that 1 to 1 1/4 turns is about it?
Is there anything else I should know about this particular model?
As always, thanks in advance for taking the time to respond.
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