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Old 05-13-2010, 04:17 PM
RangerLuc RangerLuc is offline
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Exclamation loose steering

dont know where this thead belongs but...when my steering wheel is straight, it has slop to it when i turn it left and right. its only for about an 1/8th of a turn. i just replaced my outer tie rod ends b/c i thought that was the problem but it just came back again today. any suggestions on what it could be? or how to tighten it up a bit?
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:24 PM
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Default Re: loose steering

Adjust the steering gear.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: loose steering

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Adjust the steering gear.
any tips on how to? or where its at lol
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: loose steering

Follow your steering column to the steering box. You will find a bolt with a slot in it sticking out of the steering box. It has a nut on it. Loosen the nut & turn the bolt in a 1/2 turn. tighten nut. Check for play. Repeat untill you have the slop out of it.
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