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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Quick Steering Fix - play in the steering wheel.

Just a FYI - I'm sure this is old news, but I had about 4-5" of play in my steering wheel before the wheels actually moved. Tighted up the allen screw (after loosening the jam nut), about 3-4 turns and it took all the play out. 100x better.

Just incase anyone has this issue and isn't aware of a way to fix it.


I'll probably need a new box down the road (mines a bit leaky) but for now its good
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:38 PM
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I had this problem once, turned out the pitman arm was moving up and down from the nut comming loose.
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Where is the allen key and lock nut?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Follow the steering linkage to the steering box. On the top of the box there is a allen key with a jam nut around it. Litterally on the top of the box.

Loosen the jam nut, tighten the allen key until any play in the linkage is gone, then tighten up the jam nut. Dont overtighten the allen key otherwise you steering will be impaired (too tight).
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Nice you got that sorted out - 4-5" of play would have drove me crazy!
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Old February 27th, 2012, 08:37 PM
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Here's a good link on how to adjust the box: http://www.rangerovers.net/repairdet...oxclassic.html

I've just gone through the same thing with my DII.
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