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)
Jay Schwarzmann - www.schwarzmann.com 83 Mustang GT - It's just a 5.0L 1.39 / 6.20 @ 112.8 / 9.692 @ 140.4 with 235 shot
1.63 / 7.06 @ 101.1 / 10.98 @ 125 N/A @ 3015 lbs. 2000 ExcursionLimited 2WD V10
Tow vehicle and becoming a daily driver
110K miles+ and still kicking.
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).
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!
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
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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