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    When I get my coolant pipes and thermostat through the post (if we get any this week ) I'm going to attempt to do the steering box. Any tips, tricks, shortcuts or things I should look out for? I guess I'm going to have to buy a ball joint separator unless any of you landy gurus knows better
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeGSP View Post
    When I get my coolant pipes and thermostat through the post (if we get any this week ) I'm going to attempt to do the steering box. Any tips, tricks, shortcuts or things I should look out for? I guess I'm going to have to buy a ball joint separator unless any of you landy gurus knows better
    Are you wanting to adjust out some play in the box, or replace it entirely. You confused me with the talk about a balljoint splitter.

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    sorry, bud... i want to adjust out some play... the haynes book of lies says to use a ball joint splitter, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GraemeGSP View Post
    sorry, bud... i want to adjust out some play... the haynes book of lies says to use a ball joint splitter, etc...

    OK Graeme, no probs - and no balljoint splitter needed either. On the top of the steering box is a large nut with an allen socket in the middle of it. This is where you adjust the play.

    You will need:

    A ring spanner to fit the nut

    An allen key to fit the socket.

    This is how you do it:

    Put the spanner on the nut and the allen key into the socket. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE ALLEN KEY STILL whilst you undo the lock-nut. Once undone give the allen key 1/8th of a turn clockwise and close the locknut. Then test the steering with the engine running. This adjustment is VERY sensitive so do small changes and check, small changes and check. If you go too far the steering will start to feel notchy.

    When you get it to how you want it, tighten up the lock-nut whilst holding the allen key perfectly still. And relax..............................


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    Cheers for that Dave... I'll get a look when I get me bits to fix the cooling system from LRSeries... Until then I won't be in a position to start the engine
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    Ok mate understood, just do tiny adjustments at a time



    Don't worry about the smilies, just doing a test for another forum.

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    rave says to remove the drag link and wiggle the drop arm then adjust til play is just removed maybe thats why they suggest a splitter where a hammer either side would do the same job
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    Remember also that the wear in the box is around the central position, very little at the extremes of movement.

    After each adjustment, rotate the steering wheel fully to each lock to make sure that you haven't gone too far on the adjustment and it starts to bind.

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    peter,on my box there is a lot of play with the steering wheel turned either way but none straight ahead! no an issue on the roads though as when cornering there is pressure on the box internals so no play is evident!
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    Mine has variable play. It doesn't show on the MOT but does when I'm driving

    In the straight-ahead position it isn't really too bad, but on lock with the engine off and no pressure, there's a fair bit.

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    yes mine is the same but its not noticed when driving as there is pressure on the internals on at least one side when turning
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    My steering is as vague as can be I think! I have almost no 'feel' when driving along the road, I constantly have to correct the steering as it wanders about, and I can move the wheel a good three inches in either direction before it'll turn! Has been like it for approx 3 years and has always passed it's mot's. I struggle to drive it above 60mph as it's just too vague! I'm guessing mine is a duff 'box'(?) Not tried adjusting it at all - might give that a go though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhyd300tdi View Post
    My steering is as vague as can be I think! I have almost no 'feel' when driving along the road, I constantly have to correct the steering as it wanders about, and I can move the wheel a good three inches in either direction before it'll turn! Has been like it for approx 3 years and has always passed it's mot's. I struggle to drive it above 60mph as it's just too vague! I'm guessing mine is a duff 'box'(?) Not tried adjusting it at all - might give that a go though..

    The first thing I would be doing in your case is checking for play on the drop arm on the output shaft of the steering box. The arm is on a tapered shaft and the retaining nut can undo very slightly to allow a bit of play. I've had this on a couple of mine. There is a locking tab but it's not very successful so I use another nut to lock off the first one.

    General info - this retaining nut requires A LOT OF TORQUE - can't remember the figure exactly but I believe it is about 200N/m. I know it needs a breaker bar or long torque wrench unless you are built like Arnie.


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