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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 10, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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tight steering

Just replaced the power steering gearbox on my '67 due to it leaking. Replaced with a remanufactured one that was a direct bolt on. At the same time I removed my steering column, and took it to be rebuilt, where they replaced steering coupler, upper/lower bearing and turn plate spring. I reinstalled column, and flushed pwer steering system and checked for leaks.... All looked well and the steering is deff more responsive but is tight as hell, no return to center, even small adjustments like lane changes require me to actually turn wheel back once I change lanes, if that makes sense.... No matter where I turn steering wheel, it will stay right there if I dont turn it back..... Do you guys have any ideas what might be the problem? Thanks for the help, and sorry this is so long, I just wanted to describe it as accurately as possible
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 4th, 10, 06:52 PM
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Re: tight steering

Car off, wheels off the ground, how does it feel?

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Re: tight steering

don't know what the problem is with your car.i have a 67 that was leaking around the Pittman arm.it was never tight could turn wheel with 1 finger,i put new seal kit in around the Pittman arm & the seal in where the rubber coupler is & mine is like yours.I'm thinking when i tightened up the big nut where the seal is at the rubber coupler i over tighten it.i don't know if that's my problem,but i did use a lot of muscle on the nut i was afraid it would leak.might be your problem to.I'm just guessing.i haven't had time to try & loosen it up yet
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 10, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Re: tight steering

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Car off, wheels off the ground, how does it feel?

exactly the same
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 10, 06:52 PM
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Re: tight steering

Try removing the two bolts from the steering coupler and rag joint. See how just the steering wheel and shaft feel when uncoupled from the box.

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Dart 400-AFR 195-224/224 HR-Powerjection III TB with F.A.S.T. Sportsman XFI
TKO 600-Moser 3.42-Detroit Truetrac
500hp/538lbft

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Re: tight steering

Yeah...I did the same yrs back..no interent lol
basically loosen all the mounting pionts...then do up.
From memory it is the floor covers that need doing last??

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