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Old 10-19-2008, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Steering Box Adjustment?

How do you adjust the steering box? i finally got a chance to get under my truck and try it out but i cant get the screw to break loose. is it the same concept right-tight left-loose? because i must be doing something wrong then.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What are you trying to do? You out of alignment or what?
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no hes trying to tighten up his steering box so it steers better, im not real sure on how to do it on these trucks, but ive always been told when it comes to messin with steering boxes, loosen the nut and tighten the capscrew about 1/2 a turn and lock it back in. do it until your satisfied with the steering. dont know if thats the right way but thats my .02
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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im pretty sure i understand how to do it, but what got me is the small space and the bolt night breaking loose under the pressure. Im wondering if the allen head screw is reverse threaded or standard?
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not sure on the dodge steering boxes but older chevys and older fords all have standard thread bolts. I have to tighten my box up also just havent had the time yet. dodge steering sucks!!! Good luck
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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not sure on the dodge steering boxes but older chevys and older fords all have standard thread bolts. I have to tighten my box up also just havent had the time yet. dodge steering sucks!!! Good luck
so true.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's right hand thread, but usually the slop is from other things than the box. Frame flex, track rod bushing flex, mostly. Tighten it too much and it is dangerous. Do your homework, you can lock up your box.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i wouldnt even mess with it, it makes the truck steer worse i found out its actually better to losen it so it returns to zero going down the road easier i found, than it doesnt drift as much and you wont over steer it.
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I tightened mine and it helped. The suggestions I read said to adjust a quarter turn tighter, try it then do it again if needed. I did that three times and then went for broke. I tightened it up all the way and backed it off a quarter. The steering is not perfect, but it is manageable. I still want to go with a thuren bar and a steering box box brace. But taking some slack out of the steering box is free. One of the things I love about these trucks is you can work on them. I also have a toyota 4X4 and it runs like a top, but when I do need to do something on it I end up taking to a shop, it's either too hard to get to, complicated, or requires a special tool. I love my Dodge
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Agreed, be very careful when adjusting the sector shaft.
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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oh yea i was going to be very easy on it. but my trouble was breaking loose the allen head screw, i guess ill give it a try when i put my bd steering stabalizer on sometime this weekend.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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back off the locknut a coupla turns, and it is a right hand thread. Usually the screw is frozen to the nut, not the box.

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