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adjusting hex nut on top of steering box?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Dec 21, 2001.

  1. 90K5

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    How much do I need to turn it to tighten it up? Should it be really hard to turn? Do I turn the nut or the allen screw inside of it? Thanks

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    check out this site.... <a target="_blank" href=http://www.monte-list.nu/tech/boxmesh.shtml>http://www.monte-list.nu/tech/boxmesh.shtml</a>

    Good luck! [​IMG]

    -Dan

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    Or read it here:

    1. use oil to lubricate threads of locknut and adjustment plug (right on top, can't miss it)
    2. raise the front end of the car so both front wheels are off the ground
    3. put the box end wrench on the locknut
    4. use allen wrench to hold the adjustment plug at the top of the box
    5. holding the allen wrench stationary, loosen the locknut with the box end wrench several turns
    6. turn the adjustment plug clockwise until snug to remove slack, then back it out 90 degrees.
    7. holding the allen wrench stationary, tighten the locknut, remove wrenches
    8. start car, run steering wheel through full rotation, checking for binding
    9. if binding, repeat steps 3-8, backing out adjustment plug slightly more
    10. lower car from jack (stands) drive car, note improvement!

    that should do it!

    -Dan

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    Very carefully! A little goes a long ways.

    Good post, Dan (KRAZIE)


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    make your adjustment with the wheels straight ahead, that is where the gears fit the closest, if you adjust them when turned either way, it will be too tight in the middle.

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  6. 90K5

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    in step 6, the adjustment plug is the allen head screw, right?

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  7. 90K5

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    Allright - got it. Worked really well too. This and the steering box brace I'm getting for Christmas should really help out.

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