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steering box adjustment

has anyone adjusted their steering boxes? over center or preload. i've our the steering shaft bushings in and it helped a lot, but i can visibly turn the wheel and shaft slightly back and forth before the box engages the steering linkages. has anyone here had any luck with box adjustment?


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I’ve seen a couple people on here mention doing it. I haven’t done it on this truck but I did on our ‘53 GMC this summer. Apparently still pretty similar. Do it with everything as dead straight as possible as that’s when the box has the least amount of play. Tighten it just enough to remove the play. If you have any extra resistance after you need to back it off a bit or you can do some damage.

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Do you have a link for the bushings? I need to get them done soon also but havenít found them locally.

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Do you have a link for the bushings? I need to get them done soon also but haven’t found them locally.
Google EMF intermediate shaft bushings.
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to be honest, i went to home depot and got some thin plastic pipe the same inner and outer diameter as the emf bushings and bought a foot for like 2 bucks. it made a noticeable difference although now since they are a plastic solid piece where there was a rubber isolator i can hear some sound as the plastic carries it better then the dampening rubber.

i said screw it, literally, and went ahead and adjusted my steering box. loosened the capture nut and adjusted the adjuster screw a little more then 1/4 turn a little less then half

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to be honest, i went to home depot and got some thin plastic pipe the same inner and outer diameter as the emf bushings and bought a foot for like 2 bucks. it made a noticeable difference although now since they are a plastic solid piece where there was a rubber isolator i can hear some sound as the plastic carries it better then the dampening rubber.

i said screw it, literally, and went ahead and adjusted my steering box. loosened the capture nut and adjusted the adjuster screw a little more then 1/4 turn a little less then half


Did the adjustment make any difference? I have the fastenal spec from the other thread but cant find the parts at my local fastenal. I think I will go your route and grab something at Lowes.

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i would say the steering box adjustment absolutely worked. i almost have to recentrr my steeering wheel now. i'm gonna go another 1/4 turn n see what happens.

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