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lucky13 07-06-2010 09:47 AM

Play in steering
 
Hey guys, I'm sure someone else has had this issue but I seem to have a lot of play in the steering wheel driving down the road. All joints and rod ends are new. Would it be the steering box itself? I have had a few tell me to adjust the sector shaft screw but not sure if I should. Any help will be appriciated..... oh and it's a 01 2500 4x4 of that matters....

RamTech 07-06-2010 09:49 AM

It could be an over center adjustment in the gearbox. When you say all joints and rods, does that include the track bar?

lucky13 07-06-2010 09:54 AM

Yea the track bar is less than a year old. We have looked at all the components in the front and see no play or excessive movement...

RamTech 07-06-2010 09:59 AM

How about the intermediate shaft?

lucky13 07-06-2010 10:04 AM

The steering shaft? From the steering wheel to the steering box? No I haven't checked that

RamTech 07-06-2010 10:10 AM

Check that as well, it's common for them to wear out over the years and get sloppy.

lucky13 07-06-2010 10:16 AM

Thanks for the help...I will check it when I get back to the shop...I will post what I find....

Dodgeuser 07-14-2010 05:53 PM

Most of the time with the older trucks there is flexing or deflection that happens at the steering box mounting point on the frame.
There is a steering box stabilizer bracket thats mounts to the 4 bolt holes that the swaybar mounts to, that remidies the problem as well.
LMC, Jegs, BD Diesel Performance, and a few other places all sell them.

iRESQu 07-14-2010 06:16 PM

Are you lifted at all by chance? I am and I am experiencing the same problems.

Ram98 07-14-2010 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dodgeuser (Post 260408)
Most of the time with the older trucks there is flexing or deflection that happens at the steering box mounting point on the frame.
There is a steering box stabilizer bracket thats mounts to the 4 bolt holes that the swaybar mounts to, that remidies the problem as well.
LMC, Jegs, BD Diesel Performance, and a few other places all sell them.

I have the steering box stabilizer on my Ram and it cured the play.:smileup:


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