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i would like to know if u can take play out off the steering box on the top off the box there is a nut with a grub screw is that the ajustment screw if so how much do u turn it thanks
 

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yes you can and not much. i've never done it personally; but i believe there is a nice write up on the main page. search steering box adjustment or something to that effect on this board as well b/c it's definitely been done by other members here. taking pics and reporting how it went is always appreciated here also.
 

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You can remove the play in the steering box, but any play caused by rod ends etc of course would still be there. Loosen lock but, turn grub 1/8 or 1/4 and retighten lock nut. Start engine, roll down window, stand outside and watch tyres as you slightly turn wheel each direction to check for play. 8-|=
 

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I've done this on a number of trucks, recently an F150 and my Jeep ZJ. I highly recommend you take a scratch awl or simliar and mark the grub and the lock ring so you know exactly where they were when you started (like marking a driveshaft before de-coupling).

Small increments are the way to go here as rrtoadhall said, too much adjustment and you'll bind up the box. Start with a slight turn, check for play and binding, if more is needed keep adjusting but always check for binding as you go.

X2 w/ rr's suggestion about rod ends - this would be a good time to check your suspension joints for slop or loose nuts as well. I've had a trac bar work itself loose on an old XJ and caused fits.
 

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You dont say why you want to adjust steering box, is it for steering shake or other....
 

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I should clarify a bit and say mark the grub and the steering box surface, rather than the lock ring. Sorry bout that.
 
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