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Old 01-01-2003, 05:33 PM
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Anyone ever adjust the steering play per the repair manual?

Has anyone ever adjusted the steering box per the repair manual's instructions?

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Old 01-02-2003, 11:52 AM
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Yes I have, but some years ago

and I've also done a few dozen on similar systems on other brands.

So what is the problem???
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Old 01-02-2003, 12:38 PM
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Sure. Can make a huge difference in steering precision and feel.
Not easy to get at that adjuster, though, at least with the 103 engine...
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Old 01-02-2003, 06:55 PM
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The problem is....

A tad too much steering slack!
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Old 01-03-2003, 10:42 AM
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That might do it, so long as the play in question is ahead of the linkage.
This can be easily tested:
Have an assistant rock the steering wheel back and forth within the 'play' zone, and observe whether or not the motion is transmitted through to the linkage.

In my limited experience, every older 124 benefits from some amount of steering box adjustment. Start with just 1/2 turn, and see how it feels at speed, and in sweeping turns. If you overdo it, the steering will be too heavy, and will bind coming off of center.
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Old 01-03-2003, 06:36 PM
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Thanks!!!!

Thanks CS!!!
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Old 01-03-2003, 08:50 PM
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Remember that to tighten you turn the screw OUT or counter clockwise.
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