Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Central Florida
Surprisingly, you can adjust a lot of play out of it. Remove the 3 bolts on top of the box and loosen the adjuster screw nut. Twist the top to 1 side and check for any grease/oil left. If not much, get out the trusty grease gun and start pumping. Twist the top to the other side and repeat. I also squirt some WD-40 in as well. Button it up and then tighten the screw a bit until you feel minor resistance. Drive it around the block and see how much play is left. You may have to do this 3-4 times to fine-tune it, but DO NOT get it too tight. Leave just a slight play in the steering wheel and you're done. Most boxes have never been greased or adjusted, so it's a good start. If it solves the problem, you'll save a lot of $$$, if not, then you do need it re-built, but at least you'll know it really needs it, rather than just spending money first!
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