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Old 09-17-2011, 11:39 AM
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finally got around to putting a 5 inch rough country lift on my 97 ram.....steering box is right turning to the left was way toooo much play turning to the right.....so i I figured im going to replace it anyways before winter.......been looking at the dds brace but just noticed it wont work since i have drop anti sway bar brackets

is there anyway around this id like to keep her from wandering all over the road



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Sounds like your steering box would be the only way to fix it.
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if you knew who manufactures the steering box & had the casting number
you could google how to make the adjustments on the box itself

there are usually 2 adjustments, one is a course adjustment & the other is a fine adjustment

the course adjustment is usually the MAIN Worm Gear
the fine adjustment is usually a adjuster that screws down into worm gear, you can turn it too tight & it can mess up the worm gear & cause the steering wheel to be hard to turn

on a old chevy, you would loosen the fine adjustments LOCK nut just a bit & turn the screw itself in 1/4 turn, then while holding the screw in place, you tightened the lock nut. Then tested the steering wheel for play, you wanted about 2 inches of play before the wheels started to turn.
IF it didn't do the trick, then you again back off the fine adjustment screw about a 1/2 turn, then loosened the locking device on the course adjustment, then turn the course adjuster just a bit, i think it was clockwise, hold that in place & tighten the locking nut, then tighten the fine adjustment in until it touches, back it off a bit & hold it in place & tighten the locking nut.
You may have to do this more than once to get the right amount of play.

this is how someone answered the dodge steering box adjustment question

Did you try looking at the steering coupler to see if it was worn?tighten the adjuster nut on the steering box

1. Find the center of the steering gear travel by rotating the steering wheel completely to the left then, rotate the steering wheel to the right while counting the numbers of turns required to reach the end of travel.
2. Rotate the steering wheel to the left 1/2 the number of turns counted in the previous step. This position should be the center of the steering gear travel

3 Loosen the locknut on the pitman shaft adjuster screw Make sure the adjuster screw is held and does not turn with the locknut

4. Turn the adjuster screw in approximately 1/8 of a turn. While holding the adjuster screw, tighten the adjuster screw locknut.

5. Road test the vehicle to determine if the over-center adjustment has corrected vehicle wander. If vehicle wander still occurs, repeat steps 1-5.
it's very hard to explain..i actually have to be there but hope this helps..
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