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stripped sector shaft?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jishory, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Jishory

    Jishory 1/2 ton status

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    i have been outside all day with an allen wrench trying to tighten the stud that threads into the top cap and it will not move at all, i can crank it either way till the cows come home but it wont move up or down one millimeter, i have tried pulling it out but it wont budge. anybody else do this before? :dunno:
     
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    did you loosen the nut first?
     
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    yes the nut is long gone, the cap is also off at this point, im just trying to get the stud threaded in and tight
     
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    What exactly are you trying to do? Are you trying to remove the sector shaft? If so take the 4 bolts out around the stud & lift the cap.Make sure the steering pointed straight with the pitman arm removed.

    Harley
     
  5. Jishory

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    i had a second steering box where i broke the case so i took the top and tapped it for hydro assist, i replaced the front cap in a few minutes, took the top one off by removing the nut, the stud came with it for a while but then the nuts was off and i twisted off the stock cap, then when i was trying to replace it with the tapped cap i realised that the stud wasnt moving at all
     
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    Once the nut is off doesn't the sector shaft just come out of the top cap? I thought that stud changed the relation of the sector shaft gear to the worm gear. Essentially setting the backlash of the steering box.

    If I am wrong you can kick me in the junk. It is late and I am getting my ass kicked by a Verizon cell phone.:mad:

    Ira
     
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    Sounds like a personal problem :D !!
     
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    im gonna try it tomorrow again, if it doesnt work ill go get another steering box i guess, im on my 3rd one in the past few months
     
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    You are screwing it in, not out, right?
     
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    Righty tighty lefty loosey right?
     

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