Originally posted by rmmagow
Is the adjustment procedure documented in any manuals for the 123? I have a CD with manuals on it, would there be a description of the adjustment procedure avalable there? Although a re-manned box is expensive, is the actual job of pulling it out and replacing it straight-forward? I too have a fair amount of play that I'd like to remedy. I've been accumulating related parts in anticipation of the work, new idler arm, tie-rods, lower ball joints (uppers and the control are are new). My plan is to crawl around and see what else is replacable. Actually, the digrams in performance products catalog are pretty good and I may use them to help figure out which bushings and all should be replaced too.
I'm not sure if the procedure is in the manuals or not. I have a set of the CDs but haven't looked so it's possible that it is there.
I don't think the removal and install of the box is terribly difficult. I think it's more of a time consuming, dirty procedure; power steering fluid drainage, unhooking lines and linkages kinda thing...but doable to a good DIY'er nonetheless.
Like I've told others and you've prolly already heard too, replace everything else first that you can and then see what you end up with as far as slop in the steering box.
..and ja, the PP diagrams are pretty good. I make reference to them quite often!