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well guys my steering still seems purty loose after replacing all the linkage on the front end as far as tie rods and that stablizing arm. i was wondering how i adust the looseness on the steering box. is there just like a nut that i tighten a certain way to take some slack out of it? also my steering wheel when i'm goin straight down the road is cocked at a pretty good angle:thud::thud: would i adjust the tie rod like piece that connects to the steering box? any help appreciated:thumbsup:thumbsup
 

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My truck has play in the steering too and it steers hard. Even after a new box and pump. Pisses me off everytime I drive it so I am just gonna replace everything on the front end:$: If that don't fix it i don't know what i will do
 

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It's been awhile since I did it, but I believe the adjuster is on top of the strg. box. I think it's an allen head with a lock nut. Loosen the lock nut and tighten the screw down snug (NOT tight) and then back it off an 1/8 or 1/4 turn (i don't remember for sure). Someone jump in here and correct me if I'm wrong.
would i adjust the tie rod like piece that connects to the steering box?
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It's been awhile since I did it, but I believe the adjuster is on top of the strg. box. I think it's an allen head with a lock nut. Loosen the lock nut and tighten the screw down snug (NOT tight) and then back it off an 1/8 or 1/4 turn (i don't remember for sure). Someone jump in here and correct me if I'm wrong.Yes
hey thanks man i'll remember to do that. i might be going home this weekend. my dad has a bunch of tools and stuff. it's kinda funny but it'll piss me off drivin down the interstate with a steering wheel that's cocked going straight and loose steering. that keeps me awake for sure :woot::woot:
 

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Maybe we (my steering isn't tight either) need a steering box stabilizer. It's a bolt on bracket that stiffens the frame and has a bearing to go over the end of the shaft on the steering box to keep if from moving.

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It's been awhile since I did it, but I believe the adjuster is on top of the strg. box. I think it's an allen head with a lock nut. Loosen the lock nut and tighten the screw down snug (NOT tight) and then back it off an 1/8 or 1/4 turn (i don't remember for sure). Someone jump in here and correct me if I'm wrong.Yes
My steering is the same way , its almost as sloppy as my ex :CRY:, but It makes for a fun ride towing a 36 ft toy hauler in the wind :rof Do any of you guys have a picture of how to adjust it ??
 

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Picture of the screw i meant :thud:
 

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ah well i'll give that screw on top of the steering box a shot. and if that doesnt work......then it doesn't work:lol3:
 

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Have You checked your track bar? my steering had a little play in and I replaced the track bar, and that fixed the problem
 

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steering box is usually not the problem. wheel bearings, ball joints, n tie rods are generally what makes loose steering and cocked wheels. there are ways to check all of these easily. have you checked all em?
 

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When I fixed my steering on my 01 alot of the play came out with the new track bar.
 

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im having the same problem on my 01 QCSB I replaced the sway bar because It didn't have one when I got the truck but my links are shot within 2 months how do I know if I got the rite sway bar {got it at a junk yard} came off a 01 2500 QCSB with a 360 motor. can I use it on my cummins it should b the same yes/no?
 

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Check your track bar. My steering was super loose because the upper joint on my track bar was shot. Replaced it and now steering it tight. A good alignment guy will be able to look at it and tell you exactly what the problem is


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im having the same problem on my 01 QCSB I replaced the sway bar because It didn't have one when I got the truck but my links are shot within 2 months how do I know if I got the rite sway bar {got it at a junk yard} came off a 01 2500 QCSB with a 360 motor. can I use it on my cummins it should b the same yes/no?
Thread is back from 2008... any rate sway bar has nothing to do with loose steering. I'm not even running a sway bar. Just gets in the way of articulation.
 
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