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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 10, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Question 69 z28 steering gear box adjustment

I have some play in my steering on my 69 z28 with power steering. I think there is a way to adjust at the gear box ? Any help would be great.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 30th, 10, 11:11 PM
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Re: 69 z28 steering gear box adjustment

The only adjustment the box has is for how much force it takes to move off center. That is the little allen stud with jam nut on the top. About all you can do is loosen the jam nut, turn the allen in (clockwise) an eighth turn, tighten the jam nut, and try it out. Repeat as necessary.

Other than that, it's going to be in the components....pitman arm, tie rods, or box wore out. If you don't like the "steer with your finger" feel then about the best option is the third gen box upgrade discussed in length in this section.

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Re: 69 z28 steering gear box adjustment

jack the front wheels up....
loosen off the lock nut on the top of the box.
turn the allen adjustment screw 1/8 to 1/4 down at a time till u feel a little drag on the steering wheel.....and check full lock to lock for any 'bumps'
back off the adjustment till the bump just dispears
It is important that u road check and re do a couple times to get it right

If the center play is still there the box will need to be rebuilt.
With the front wheels off the ground, turning the steering wheel, at the most there should be no more than 1/4" of steering wheel movement without the front wheels moving..

Do not tighten so the steering has any bumps or drag, this will do more internal damage to the steering box.

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