power steering box adjustment

Brakes, Steering & Suspension

  1. midnightrider1818

    midnightrider1818 Well-Known Member

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    i was just adjusting my p/s steering box trying to get the free play outta my wheel. i turned the screw clockwise. does that tighten it up.
     
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    midnightrider1818 Well-Known Member

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    anybody know this question
     
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    Revhendo Well-Known Member

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    I don't remember whichwise. I do know that if you don't follow the FSM, you'll be chasing your tail. (Sage advice from a tailchaser....)
     
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    I'm not really sure? My bud just bought a new steering box from me last weekend for his 72 Charger after playing with his,I guess he made it worse?
     
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    Clockwise should tighten it.
     
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    74sundance Well-Known Member

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    alright. that is which way i turned it. will that help witht the play in the wheel to make it tighter. as in if i barely turn the steering wheel left the tires turn left.
     
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    thanks sundance. that was helpful. i just turned my adjustment screw two turns clockwise. i will see what that does when i drive it down the road
     
  9. Meep-Meep

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    Yes, clockwise reduces the play but you need to be careful. If you go too tight on a used box it will bind on hard turns.
     
  10. boss vega v8

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    also there will be more play when the car is not running...it will tighten (due to the control valve)when it is running..
     
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    Don't overtighten it as it can do damage to the gears. You need to do it while someone is moving the wheel back and forth and feel your way through it. If it doesn't tighten up enough it is time for a rebuilt box. I would suggest one of the rebuilders that offer various degrees of tightness.
     
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