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84 Mutt
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I seem to have excesive play in my steering wheel . When driving staright at 60 mph, you can turn the wheel left and right(about 10* or so) a bit before you can get some grab. the front springs are shot and the front end bushings look shot too. Can this be a place to start???
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Shop Owner And Troll Hunter
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Yes
 

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unlock the steering wheel, open the hood, get hold of the steering column shaft, or have a buddy turn the steering wheel back and forth, taking up all the slack before the wheels start to move, watch the arm coming out of the steering sector, if there is excessive play, there is an adjustment on top of the sector.( Also check the idler arm and tie rod ends at the same time the same way.) There is a locking nut with a allen head stud in the center, loosen the nut and hold it with the wrench and turn the allen in (clock wise) Just go a little at a time. This will only tighten the secter, it will not fix the slack in the worn parts of the front supenshion.

If your not a wrencher, you should take it to a front end shop. at the least they could tell you what all you would need to fix it.

Troy

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84 Mutt
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WTG Troy-----I will look into that today..Wifes going out and I'll have some P&Q for a couple of hours..Should I have the car in the air or is it best to leave the weight on the front end?I will also change the sway bushings and end links today.
THX---Ant.:thumbup:
 

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You can do it ether way, on the ground is probably better, as it gives the tires more resistance. You will want to raise it to do your repairs thou.:thumbup:

Troy

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69 SS/RS full custom Camaro 98 ISCA Grand Champion
69 SS/RS BB Camaro wifes driver
66 Elcamino 350/all dz parts,ac,windows,loaded,my driver
69 SS Chevelle BB conv.fresh frame off
26 T sedan street rod
 

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Do exactly as Troy said. The steering box can be adjusted to a point. You DO NOT want to go OVER CENTER on the worm gear.
 
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