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Old July 12th, 2016, 05:47 PM
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Cool Steering Box Adjustment tips? (Loosing nut)

There is some play in the steering wheel and it is in fact the steering box.
I have read posts about loosing the lock nut and adjusting the Allen bolt (slow increments) that is on top of the steering box. This eliminates the play.

My question is, on a LHD TD5 90, the locknut is very difficult to get a socket or 19mm wrench on.

Is there a specific tool or teqnique you can recommend to crack the nut?
I've had the hardest time and it's not brough up in other posts.

Also, some shops recommend not adjusting this as it is set from the factory, it's best to replace the box (but $$$, Plus I have read many successful adjustment stories)

Please advise

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Old July 12th, 2016, 06:47 PM
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Yeah I'm in the same boat. I have all new bushings and end links in the truck and it's still takes me swinging the wheel from 11 to 2 in order for the truck to go straight. I've also heard that the nut is set from the factory so I'd be curious to hear the response..
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Old July 12th, 2016, 09:13 PM
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I cracked mine loose then used an Allen to take out the slop. Too tight is bad but a Lil adjustment is fine.

Use a loooong extension on a LHD truck, RHD is easy... Took about 5 min
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Old July 13th, 2016, 12:34 AM
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Mine was RHD BUT ABSOLUTLY can be adjusted. Just leave a little slack as it will tighten up as components heat up

What feels perfect at rest may get stuck on you down the road a bit. And that's not fun. Basically get it perfect then back off a hair
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Old July 13th, 2016, 11:58 AM
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For 175K miles, mine is pretty good, less than 12 to 1 O'clock play.
What really throws me off is the short wheel base and the Detroit locker.
The Detroit has a lot of play in it which makes the rear steer feel like there's more play in the front end than there actually is.
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