10-26-2009, 03:32 PM
but i got a 97 cummins and theres alot of play in the steerin wheel i was thinkin its my gearbox out of round but i really hope not but theres roughly a 1/16 or a lil more play in the wheel before it turns in general but any ideas are appricated
11-01-2009, 02:00 AM
There is a sector lash adjustment opposite the sector shaft/pitman arm nut. Loosen the locknut and gently take up the slack with the steering box centered ( high point ). If you can feel the high point it is to tight. I use just an extension with NO drive handle.
To tight will make it a ditchfinder, but then it may already be one.
11-01-2009, 11:58 PM
alright ill try it and see what happens but the gear box is leakin so im trien to find where its at all
01-15-2010, 12:01 AM
This should help your steering as well.
01-15-2010, 09:26 PM
There is an adjusting screw on top of the gear. Back off the jam nut, use an allen key to tighten the screw. Do a little at a time then drive it until you get the desirable feel.
The solid steel brace works good, and the pillow block bearing takes alot of the stress off the sector shaft...