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Steering Gearbox Adjustment - Pics?

 
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:54 AM
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Steering Gearbox Adjustment - Pics?

Does anybody have any pics of the location of the locknut and adjusting screw on a 1989 F150 gearbox? The procedure seems fairly straightforward, but mine is covered in grease from a bad power steering pump that I replaced. I don't see any locknut or set screw on the top of the gearbox.
 
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If you look at the shaft that the pitman arm is on, the nut adjuster screw are right above the shaft on top of the steering box. If you have too much grease and grime there you'll have to clean the top of the steering box, but once you do you'll see them easy. It will look something like this, the adjuster screw is in the middle of the top cover (which will be black on your steering box, I borrowed Monster-4's picture of his RedHead install in a 2000 F250 ):
 
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:59 AM
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Ahhhh, ok. It's on the side of the gearbox that is partially hidden by my A/C pulley!

Thanks!
 
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mine has a little play in it too but every one that i know of that has adjusted it out... has had the problem of the wheels not tracking back strait if u know what i mean... kinda like when u turn in someplace and u drive strait the wheels will turn back strait

u have to turn them back urself.... not a major thing but its kinda crappy when ur feeling lazy.... im sure there is another problem with it too i just cant remember

i think it was something to do with the wear on the bearings
 
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mine has a little play in it too but every one that i know of that has adjusted it out... has had the problem of the wheels not tracking back strait if u know what i mean... kinda like when u turn in someplace and u drive strait the wheels will turn back strait
Well I guess then I'm one of the few who had successfully tightened their steering boxes without adverse effects on wheels self-straightening... But then again, God protects the stupid
 
 
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