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Old 09-20-2005, 08:05 PM
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steering box clinking?

Just got done doing the whole nine yards on the front end(tie-rods b.joints,uca,lca,springs,shocks,idler,,steer ing box).
Now when the steering is in the neutral position and the front end in the air, I wiggle the wheel lightly left to right quickly and hear a slight clinking sound. I had my wife move the wheel while I was under the car and the sound is coming from the put my hand on it and felt the vibration of the clunking sound).Anyway as she is still operating the wheel , I was looking at the pitman arm where it is bolted on ,and it looked like it was moving (rocking)left to right or up and down (depending how you are looking at it)just as it wants to grab and turn.Only at center and a slight movement of the wheel Left to right does it clunk then it grabs and turns.Is there something I can tighten or is the box shot?

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Those shafts have only a bronze bushing so if you are seeing ANY movement besides rotation, the bushing is VERY worn. Unfortunately you need a new (rebuilt) one.
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