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Old March 2nd, 2016, 22:25
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Just rebuilt my steering box

My steering box was leaking like a bastard and being the hands on/cheap bastard kinda guy I decided to rebuild it.
I used the rebuild guide from A couple of places.
For the adjustment I followed the "count the threads" step but I have a nagging feeling there is a way to verify the adjustment is not right.

The box is reinstalled along with a new PS pump. I filled the res with fluid and let as much drip into the box as it seemed would go then fired the XJ up to circulate the fluid. The first time after being turned on some fluid came out of the adjustment screw area but it stopped.

I've driven both around town and on the freeway now, it feels slightly harder to turn the wheel but just a hair, and it almost seems like the jeep wants to wander side to side slightly. I think the wandering is partly from a front end in need of alignment, and me over correcting the wheel because it seems to respond better.

Is there a way to test or measure to see if I do have the proper pre-load set in the gearbox?
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 12:15
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Re: Just rebuilt my steering box

Yes, check out this guide: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/h...-gear-1287958/
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 12:37
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Re: Just rebuilt my steering box

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That guide is so much more in depth than the ones I found. Thankyou.
Now I need to remove my gearbox to adjust it.
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 10:07
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Re: Just rebuilt my steering box

I'm finally getting round to readjusting my preload. Can I do this with it filled with steering fluid or do I need to drain it? I've been driving with it for a few local trips so I know it's full. Have the steering connections all removed but the hoses are still hooked up
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 10:09
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Re: Just rebuilt my steering box

I'd think you wanted to do it with the system open, as it would be on the bench. You're measuring resistance to rotational torque or something, right?
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 10:16
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Yeah. I'm draining it now. Laziness with this could be fatal.
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 12:31
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Yeah it needs to be drained of fluid to make the adjustments properly.
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Old March 24th, 2016, 00:48
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What a huge difference! I still need to make a freeway test run though.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 14:41
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Re: Just rebuilt my steering box

Did you make a movie of this rebuild?
Was there a YouTube video how-to?
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