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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.
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
2006 Ram 3500 Inferno Red Big Horn 5.9/Auto
1998 Chevrolet K3500 454/Auto
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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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
99 2500 Banks Power Pack, Isspro Fuel Pressure Gauge, Coaltrain 100HP Injectors, BHAF, Quadzilla XZT+ with 2000 Tune, Fass 150/150, Vulcan Jeep fuel module, Thuren Track Bar, Scan Gauge II
Agreed, be very careful when adjusting the sector shaft.
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