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ewokeric
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posted 08-04-2002 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
During my road test that i was on i have noticed that the steering has become very loose. At the moment i can turn the wheel about a fifth of a turn before it tries to turn the wheels. Also i have noticed that the steering box makes a rumbling noise as you turn it untill i catches. Sounds like to me that something has come loose in there. I have power steering which is leaking on the ball stud(rebuild this winter).Just wondering if you had any ideas or ways to fix or check out. Is there fuild in there and how to fill or adjust?????

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-04-2002 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are a few threads on adjusting the sector shaft stud on here,

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/007171.html

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/006386.html

https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/005578.html

Also, check the ragjoint coupler between the steering box and steering column, and the bushings where the ram attached to the bracket. My Mach had a heck of a lot of play there.

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ewokeric
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posted 08-04-2002 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks for the information. It worked out i went outside and tried adjusting the steering box and noticed that the spline on the box was not turning. So i tighten the coupler and what do you know it is gone all the play. Thanks for the input.

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Pierre
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posted 08-05-2002 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pierre   Click Here to Email Pierre     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It probably wouldn't hurt to grease the boxe too. for that you need to take the bolt that hold the cover to the housing (next to the adjusting Nut/bolt) off and inject (a seringe is perfect) some thick grease. It will drastically reduce the wear on the internal gear.

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posted 08-05-2002 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ewokeric:
thanks for the information. It worked out i went outside and tried adjusting the steering box and noticed that the spline on the box was not turning. So i tighten the coupler and what do you know it is gone all the play. Thanks for the input.


Wow, that's scary!!!

I'd take a real good look at the splines on the ragjoint and steering gear shaft. If that slips at the wrong time you are in BIG trouble.

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posted 08-05-2002 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Double !

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ewokeric
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posted 08-07-2002 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yea it was a pretty scary thought to think i could have and most likely lost it if i did not come back home, but i made it and it is all fixed now. While i am on the subject there is a piece next to the but not the bolts holding down the cover plate that has a lose top to it. It does not seem to come off but looks like a vent cap or something. IT is right on the front edge facing the front of the car. What is that and what kind of grease do i put in the gear box and how exactly. Is removing one of the cover bolts the way to go.

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posted 08-07-2002 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ewokeric:
yea it was a pretty scary thought to think i could have and most likely lost it if i did not come back home, but i made it and it is all fixed now.

I wouldn't forget about it that quick if I were you. If it slipped at all like you described, it probably ruined the splines in the coupler, the shaft, or both. I'd take a real close look at it if I were you.

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ewokeric
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posted 08-08-2002 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ewokeric   Click Here to Email ewokeric     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will do steve i don't want to have it come apart again and wreck for something that can be avoided. Thanks again

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