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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 01, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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My steering is going out. There is a lot of play in my steering box. Do I rebuild it, or is there an adjustment. How hard is it to rebuild/adjust. Or anther option get a used on ie 3rd gen steering box. How much should I spend and which one do I get? I need a quick answer, its wearing out my tires. Thanks, Tony
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 01, 02:51 PM
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A worn steering box will not wear out your tires. It will make your car wander on the road.
There must be other components worn out.
Check the tie rod ends, Idler arm, ball joints, wheel bearings.

I would take it to a front end shop and have them give an estimate on what parts they would replace. Even if you don't have them do the work, you will know what parts are bad.

The steering box can be taken up by loosening the lock nut on top of the box and turning the screw down lightly while the box is centered on it's high spot on exact center. Don't over tighten it.

In future, please post your steering questions in the brakes and suspension section, not here.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 11th, 01, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks David,

I wasn't sure were to post the question.

I took my car to have the front end aligned. The bearing was going out on the passenger side and then they showed me were I had slack in my steering.

Will tightening the screw on the box solve my problem? Can I change the ratio? Or should I get a used one with a quick ration from another camaro?

Thanks again,
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I have steering box swapping info on my page below.
Try taking up the box by adjusting the screw.
Have someone turn the steering wheel a quarter turn left and right while you look underneath and see what's loose.
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