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Old 03-29-2018, 07:39 PM   #1
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t800 doors and steering box adjustment

Issue #1 Door gaskets and such need to be done. Ive already dicked around with new strikers and adjustments. Wind comes in at the latch and at the top corner. Should I look at anything else other than gaskets?

Issue #2 steering box adjustment. No hole in the frame. Best you just take the box off or is there a trick? I can't get it right enough on the frame there's too much slop for my liking. I try doing it the way TRW recommends (take drag link off and apply 10 ft lbs to pitman arm by hand and eliminate slop) but I just cant tighten it enough.

I bet there's more than a few tricks you guys know of for this stuff.
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Issue #1 Door gaskets and such need to be done. Ive already dicked around with new strikers and adjustments. Wind comes in at the latch and at the top corner. Should I look at anything else other than gaskets?



Issue #2 steering box adjustment. No hole in the frame. Best you just take the box off or is there a trick? I can't get it right enough on the frame there's too much slop for my liking. I try doing it the way TRW recommends (take drag link off and apply 10 ft lbs to pitman arm by hand and eliminate slop) but I just cant tighten it enough.



I bet there's more than a few tricks you guys know of for this stuff.


Gaskets for the door or it needs bent or ďadjustedĒ with a 2x4 stuck in it and pushed in where itís leaking. Iíve got a W that leaks at the bottom corner and I think the wind caught it and bent it but no one will fess up.


If the box is loose buy a new one (not reman). You can adjust them but if you donít do it right it can lock up driving.

I went through 3 reman boxes before I got one that didnít wander.

Check your axle U bolts. Had a 98 that drivers side was loose and made it handle like azz. Didnít notice until someone turned the wheel and watched it move.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:52 PM   #3
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The box is maybe a couple years old. I wouldn't be surprised if I got a lemon though. I've done my fair share of adjusting but I've never had one like this.


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Old 03-30-2018, 07:17 AM   #4
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The box is maybe a couple years old. I wouldn't be surprised if I got a lemon though. I've done my fair share of adjusting but I've never had one like this.


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Well you can do what you want but there is a fine line between tight and locked.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:40 AM   #5
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I put a reman box on a W9 a coule months ago. 2nd one in as many years, top seal started leaking inside a few weeks. I second the new
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I will have to go through my receipts to see what I bought. If I can't get it to my liking there won't be any hesitation to change it out. I do remember core return so that points to reman. Bah.

As for the door do remember the wind grabbing it one time.
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New steering box time. It's a 3 year old TRW reman. From extreme left it is fine, no slop and doesn't bind. But you go about 1.5 turns to the right (still left of center) and it gets sloppy plus it binds. This is with the drag link removed. The steering shaft and everything else is fine.

What a waste of money.
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New steering box time. It's a 3 year old TRW reman. From extreme left it is fine, no slop and doesn't bind. But you go about 1.5 turns to the right (still left of center) and it gets sloppy plus it binds. This is with the drag link removed. The steering shaft and everything else is fine.

What a waste of money.


You can thank the A-holes that price shopped them and forced TRW to make them cheaper, not better.
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New steering box time. It's a 3 year old TRW reman. From extreme left it is fine, no slop and doesn't bind. But you go about 1.5 turns to the right (still left of center) and it gets sloppy plus it binds. This is with the drag link removed. The steering shaft and everything else is fine.

What a waste of money.
Why not ditch power steering all together. Pick up some bsfc's
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Why not ditch power steering all together. Pick up some bsfc's


Hells yea get a 24Ē bone white bus wheel and fingerless leather gloves to go with that headset.
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You can thank the A-holes that price shopped them and forced TRW to make them cheaper, not better.
Ends up costing more.
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Ends up costing more.


WE know that but they only look at purchase price.
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