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Old 03-13-2004, 11:24 PM
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"playfull'" steering?

I have a 66 El Camino and a manual steering box. My steering feels a lttle shakey at time as in not responsive. Is there a way I can adjust my steering box to make the steering tighter (more responsive) seems to have about an inch of play each way.

Do I need to get a new steering box?

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Old 03-13-2004, 11:42 PM
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You may have worn tie rods.
It depends on what type of box you have, if it has a round cap/plate on top (or whatever people call it) you have the weak one that should be re placed with one that has a more squared off cap/plate (one side will be shorter, making an oblong looking square) that is stronger.

You prolly just have worn out tie rods and drag link.
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Old 03-14-2004, 03:30 PM
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Most GM steering boxes have an adjustment for tightness. There is a nut on top with a slotted screw inside it. You loosen the nut and snug up the screw. Retighten the nut. It takes the slack out of the gear.
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Old 03-15-2004, 05:23 PM
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I had one for a number of years. Follow what Poncho said. Just a note. Use both tools at the same time. IE put the box wrench around the nut first and while holding it, place the screw driver in the center. Loosen the nut with out letting the screw driver turn. Then tighten the screw driver just until you feel resistance. Again while holding the screw driver still, tighten the nut. If you dont, you will over tighten the screw and steering will be very STIFF.

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