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Old 04-25-2005, 12:38 AM
Kebowers Kebowers is offline
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wandering why the MBZ steering box is so cheesy?

What happens is owners do not have the 'play' adjusted out when it develops and this excessive play causes the sector shaft gear to wear unevenly-more in the very center of 'straight ahead'. Tightening the adjusting screw to where the 'unworn' areas 'just off-center' are beginning to drag still leaves play when 'on-center'. Over-tightening in trying to remove the 'on-center' play results in excessive drag and gear damage in the 'just off-center' areas and rapid failure.

If the play cannot be sufficiently removed with adjustment, either replacement of the box or rebuilding the box with new gears is required.
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