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Old 02-01-2007, 10:58 PM
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Mine too.

Mine is cocked slightly to the left.

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Thread digging - sorry. Interesting that my '00 is turned to the left when going straight too. Common issue? I thought maybe it was hit at some time but don't see any repaired damage. Did the tie rod adjustment clear it up for anyone (Seems it should)
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Not yet.

I really need to take it in and see if a tie rod adjustment will fix it. But because it's one of those things we've lived with (read: the wife hasn't bugged me about it) it's on the back burner.



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Well, I guess I am going to give this adjustment a try. I have 159,000 + on my X and she does wander a little. I'll post the results when I get around to doing it ( myX is lonely at home while I am in Hawaii for 18 days).

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Anyone have pics? I have an 00' PSD and it does wander a bit. I'd love to see what it is to fix it.
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This may be a good one to add to the Tech folder *hint hint*
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Just did mine too. Super easy to get to on the 7.3L. Only did 1/2 turn and that did the trick. I didn't have much play but more than I wanted...now its gone. I have 72,000 miles on my X.
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Just finished my "repair" and what a difference!! A little difficult to get to on my 4x4 6.0, just pulled the air filter out of the way. I did 1 full turn clockwise on my 2003 with 50k.

Thanks again for this great tip
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Did mine today. What a difference!

But, I had to tighten mine about 1 full turn, which tightened it as far as it will go. So, at next adjustment, what's involved with replacing this?

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I don't have an exact time for you but you should not have any problems for a long time. I would think the next step would be a new steering box.
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I don't have an exact time for you but you should not have any problems for a long time. I would think the next step would be a new steering box.
After tightening it "as far as it will go," a new steering box is not far off in the future. Adjusting a steering box takes a very ginger touch ... unless one likes replacing expensive pieces of equipment on a regular basis. Good luck y'all!
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Adjusted my gearbox tonight. Took 4 test drives, but I didn't want to go too much. 2001 6.8 4x4 w/ 85k took 1& 1/8 turns to get it right. This is a "feel" thing.
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2003 4x4 7.3 having the same problem, Guess Ill be under the hood this weekend
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Smile Gear Box Adjustment

WOW whats a difference 20 Mins can make. Was simpler than I thought. Removed the air intake used a step ladder and bam was doen like that. 2000 EX with 75K mile took 6 1/4 turns feels great just like a new truck
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I'm bumping this one back to the top! After doing some research on the nearly 4 inches of slack either way in my steering, I came across this thread and it cured my problem! I thought for sure I was going to have to buy a new steering box after I checked everything else out for play (tie rod ends, ball joints, etc). I knew there was an adjustment on the boxes but I didn't think it would fix my wandering and extreme amount of play in the steering. After about 2 turns, I'm pretty close to perfect. Maybe another 1/2 turn and I should be good.

Hope this can be useful to others as it was to me!
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Another succes story. Had a 200 mile 1 way trip to Silver Lake Michigan with my wife,son, sister in law and her 2 kids with a fully loaded 30' Raptor toy hauler.... What a difference.

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