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Just wanted to know how to adjust the steering box, I have a little play in the wheel and the buggy wants to wander occaisonally.
 

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a 5mm allen and an 18mm wrench

Loosen 18mm nut to unlock the 5mm allen set screw. Tighten set screw 1/4 turn and relock. Start engine, stand outside with window down an looking at your tyre, move wheel checking for tyre movement. Repeat as necessary. Be very careful not to over tighten set screw as you can damage your steering box. Obviously make sure the play is actually your steering box and not ball joints etc.
 

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kmagnuss said:
http://rangerovers.net/forum/search.php

You must have pressed the "Start new topic" button instead of the search button on accident. They are after all, right next to each other.
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Re: Steering adjustment

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a MM allen and an 17mm wrench

Loosen 17mm nut to unlock the MM allen set screw. Tighten set screw 1/4 turn and relic. Start engine, stand outside with window down an looking at your tyre, move wheel checking for tyre movement. Repeat as necessary. Be very careful not to over tighten set screw as you can damage your steering box. Obviously make sure the play is actually your steering box and not ball joints etc.

I would add - don't do it unless you are very confident or take it really slowly. Even one quarter turn might be too much.

Mark the set screw before you start (Tippex?).

Another way to do it is to lift the front wheels, then you can turn the steering wheel about centre to make sure that you have not created a tight spot in the box by adjusting too hard.
 

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Along the same lines as Aussie's question (sort of), is there a simple way to re-centre the steering wheel?

I disconnected the intermediate shaft to remove the exhaust manifold while doing the head gaskets a few weeks ago. While I had locked the steering wheel before doing this, it is now a little off centre now that it is back together. Short of disconnecting the intermediate shaft again and rotating it a few degrees, I'm hoping there is something that a keen amatuer such as I can do to correct it.

Thanks, Paul.
 

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Two other ways of centering your wheel is to adjust your tie rod ends equal on each side until center, or pull the steering wheel and move it one splin.
 

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The steering box is designed to have zero play at its dead centre, which is where you make the fine adjustment.

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* Wheels dead ahead should equal steering mechanism at minimum play. At the moment, that should be so, as you have not altered anything downstream of the steering box. Adjusting the track rods unequally might push the steering mechanism off centre causing lost motion dead ahead.

* If you remove and refit the steering wheel, check the following:

-will the clockspring be overstressed at all by the steering wheel turning more one way than the other? (I really don't know, but it is a thought)
-the direction indicators will cancel in slightly different positions.

Can you not find the original position of shafts on the splined connector?
 

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Thanks for the responses gents... I might just undo the intermediate shaft again and rotate it a few degrees until it sits right. It is only three bolts... or two actually since I'll only need to disconnect the bottom end and rotate it clockwise a bit.

Not possible to find the original position as I cleaned the whole thing thoroughly before reassembling.


...but I did mark the bolt heads after reassembly to check that they don't move :shock:
 

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I have a small question about my steering wheel. Every time I turn 1/2 turn to either side, I can hear a moan. It is not the power steering pump or steering box. It sounds like it is coming from the inside of the steering column. Is this fairly common/easy fix?
 

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Couple of point's here the Track Rod only has one adjustable end the other end is fixed so if you adjust the track rod it will alter the tracking i.e toe or toe out.

To Centralise the Steering Box to the Wheels in the Straight Ahead Position you adjust the Drag Link.

If you look at the Steering Box where the Steering Shaft fits to the Spline there are Three Lugs cast, Two on the Box and One on a flange on the Splined Shaft. When the Lug on the Flange is Lined up Between the Two on the Steering Box it is in its Center Position, you can then Adjust the Wheels by the Drag Link to the Straight Ahead Position keeping the Steering Box Central.

If the Steering Wheel is Still off Center you could Move it on the Splines Slightly, you can also make minute adjustments using the Drag Link bearing in Mind it will Still vary Slighty depending on which Ride Height you are in.

Hope that makes Sense.

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lrscott said:
I have a small question about my steering wheel. Every time I turn 1/2 turn to either side, I can hear a moan. It is not the power steering pump or steering box. It sounds like it is coming from the inside of the steering column. Is this fairly common/easy fix?
I also have that moan but im not sure if its the steering damper? Any one have a clue?
 

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JeremyD said:
lrscott said:
I have a small question about my steering wheel. Every time I turn 1/2 turn to either side, I can hear a moan. It is not the power steering pump or steering box. It sounds like it is coming from the inside of the steering column. Is this fairly common/easy fix?
I also have that moan but im not sure if its the steering damper? Any one have a clue?
i've got one too..........

it's my wife, every time i tell her what my toy has just cost me. :) . thankfully she loves to ride in it, and i married well.

..................tasi :lol:

ps. pleasure to see good quality pics Paul , very helpful.
 

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tasi devil said:
i've got one too.......... it's my wife, every time i tell her what my toy has just cost me. :) . thankfully she loves to ride in it, and i married well.
..................tasi :lol:
ps. pleasure to see good quality pics Paul , very helpful.
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You're a braver man than me Tasi...

I'm pleased that you found the pics useful. I figure that I get so much good info from here and AURLO, it's worth taking a few happy snaps while I'm doing stuff to share with others, hoping they will get something out of it too. It cost bugger-all to set up the paulp38a.com website but finding time to narrate the pics is more of a challenge. I'm really happy with the little camera I'm using too - a Canon IXUS 80IS... takes good pics, good battery life, and easily fits in to shirt or jeans pocket. I still have to shrink the pics to 640x480 before uploading to the website so it doesn't take too long to load for people browsing the site.

Some great info on this thread re steering adjustment... now to find some time to test it out.
Cheers, Paul.
 
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