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Old 06-28-2011, 05:33 PM   #1
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ive adjusted the set screw on my steering box ive tighted it one full turn with no improvment in the steering how far can this be adjusted ive checked everything else so i know its the boxl ican teist the shaft going into it and the pitman arm does not move at all
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Okay I am going to ask this once and only once. Please use capitals and punctuation. That being said I will answer your question now. If the truck still steers badly the only option left may be to replace the box. You are doing something that can be potentially dangerous. I mean dangerous to the point that the steering could lock up on you and cause an accident. If one full turn on the screw had no effect then I would replace the box. I am sure someone else will chime and say to turn the screw some more. It is your choice but you must also remember these vehicles steer like trucks not like cars. The newer trucks have better suspension and steering components which make them steer better.
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Okay I am going to ask this once and only once. Please use capitals and punctuation. That being said I will answer your question now. If the truck still steers badly the only option left may be to replace the box. You are doing something that can be potentially dangerous. I mean dangerous to the point that the steering could lock up on you and cause an accident. If one full turn on the screw had no effect then I would replace the box. I am sure someone else will chime and say to turn the screw some more. It is your choice but you must also remember these vehicles steer like trucks not like cars. The newer trucks have better suspension and steering components which make them steer better.
I would replace the box. do you really want your truck to have sloppy steering going down the freeway.
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Turn the screw some more.

If the steering doesn't return to center on its own then it's too tight.
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Turn the screw some more.

If the steering doesn't return to center on its own then it's too tight.
See? Knew there were a few weirdos here lol
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This guys pretty sensitive on the capital letters dang I thought since im from Arkansas I would get a free pass on this.
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Don't forget to check the rag joint too.
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