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I have recently gotten my RC on the road and have noticed that the steering is loose while driving. I have to keep the wheel turned a half turn to the left while driving. I have installed a borgeson steering shaft, a new draglink, a new steering gear box, and I have a steering block. I know that the block might be(probably) the problem but I noticed that when i have the truck started and have the wife turn the wheel that the output shaft on the gear box moves into the gear box about 1/8th inch then pops out when the wheel is turned the other way. I have also checked the tierod ends and wheel bearings and they are good. Is there anything else I need to look at before I replace the gearbox and steering block with a adjustable draglink or crossover steering? I'm running out of money and still have to buy exhaust and lockers but I need a tight steering system more I guess. Thanks
 

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herc61 said:
I have recently gotten my RC on the road and have noticed that the steering is loose while driving. I have to keep the wheel turned a half turn to the left while driving. I have installed a borgeson steering shaft, a new draglink, a new steering gear box, and I have a steering block. I know that the block might be(probably) the problem but I noticed that when i have the truck started and have the wife turn the wheel that the output shaft on the gear box moves into the gear box about 1/8th inch then pops out when the wheel is turned the other way. I have also checked the tierod ends and wheel bearings and they are good. Is there anything else I need to look at before I replace the gearbox and steering block with a adjustable draglink or crossover steering? I'm running out of money and still have to buy exhaust and lockers but I need a tight steering system more I guess. Thanks
Your ball joints may be toast. An easy way to check is to jack the front end and disconnect the draglink and steering arm. Move the wheel around, turning it from lock to lock and up and down. If it binds or is extremely loose, they need to be replaced. If it moves smoothly and doesn't have any up and down play, then your steering box may be broken. That box may be broken regardless, but bad ball joints may have caused a premature failure.
Does your steering box have a warranty, or was it a junkyard find?
 
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I have kingpins and they were rebuilt put the axles under the truck. But I did check them this morning and I have no play in them. I did get the box new from Pepboys but they have to have a receipt for a replacement and I will have to find it. I will put my old one on there and see if it does the same thing. The old one wasn't bad, I just got a good deal on the new one. Thanks
 

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I have kingpins and they were rebuilt put the axles under the truck. But I did check them this morning and I have no play in them. I did get the box new from Pepboys but they have to have a receipt for a replacement and I will have to find it. I will put my old one on there and see if it does the same thing. The old one wasn't bad, I just got a good deal on the new one. Thanks
Whoops, I missed the signature. I hope you find the receipt, because that is definately messed up.
 
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