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#1 badgurl55

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 03:12 PM

I have a 85 Full Size Bronco that has had bushing and all kinds of #$%^ put in the front end but the steering is extremely sloppy. Can I make an adjustment to the steering box w/o screwing it up (or chewing it up) myself ?

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 09:06 PM

NO!!!!!!!!! Dont touch that screw its evil. Thats not an adjustment screw, its set up for preload only.
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 09:08 PM

Our trucks are blessed with that problem and theres nothing really we can do, if all your parts are good, tie rod ends, drag link, ball joints, bearings, etc... then unfortunately you need a new steering box.
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 10:35 PM

Once again, Yardape is right. Whatever you do, dont touch that screw.
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Posted 13 January 2007 - 09:40 PM

Once again, Yardape is right. Whatever you do, dont touch that screw.


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Posted 13 January 2007 - 10:04 PM

I'll be sure to pour out some near-beer for you too. Dont think it will upset anyone though! LOL
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 07:40 PM

You got to love that screw if you know what to do with it!!!!! Yes it's A preload adjustment and drasticly will inprove handling if properly adjusted. But also be aware of steering components above the gear. ei. "rag" joints,colunm bearings & other joint connections.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 07:43 PM

Why would you say something like that on here? Someone is going to adjust it and seriously hurt themselves, I bow to your vast knowledge but people do not touch this screw, it will not improve handling, it could get you killed
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 10:52 AM

hmmm ok i adjusted mine and it made my steering tighter for a whille it's now loose again so i will have to get a new ps box. just use some common sense when adjusting it. too tight and the steering will bind when turing past the straight away position. just do 1/8 to 1/4 turns at a time on the screw and drive the truck in a empty parkin lot to see results. make sure its warmed up so the gears have allready expanded from the heat. readjusting is just a "temp fix" it bought me 15-20k miles more of driving. :unsure:
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