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Old 12-26-2009, 12:09 AM
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What is the proper procedure to test the steering box?
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:16 AM
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once it's disconnected, just grab the bar that attaches to the pitman arm and turn it in either direction. if there's some 'play' before it turns the rod on the other side of the box, then it's loose. the question is, how much play is acceptable. to me, about 1/2" of play is OK in either direction and normal. to other, any play is not acceptable.

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Old 12-26-2009, 01:01 AM
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Oh, and to the OP, I would be angry that the mechanic misdiagnosed the steering problem in the first place.
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