Steering box replacement and pitman arm rubbing bumper.

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  1. Luke700

    Luke700 Light Load Member

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    Hey guys my steering box was recently changed. When I turn to the left the pitman arm is extending too far out and rubbing the bumper area. And it’s not turning equaling on both sides it’s turning less right and more left
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Pitman arm was probably set on the wrong spline. Check for timing marks on the arm and sector shaft.
     
  4. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    What brand steering box?
    I had a procedure "timing" to follow when installing my last steering box. Search the internet for instructions and videos.
    Good luck.
     
  5. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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  6. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    Had the steering box replaced on my pickup, because it was under warranty. They called me when it was done: "Your truck is finished, and aligned, but the steering wheel is crooked now. Are you okay with that?"

    I'm sure you can guess my answer...
     
  7. supergreatguy

    supergreatguy Medium Load Member

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    Lmao, “hey sir! I know you paid for all these groceries, but can we keep half? For the other customers? Do you have a car outside? Can I let my cousin from out of stare borrow it for the year?”

    some people ask crackhead energy type questions I swear
     
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  8. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    I know the bill is $400 but i only got about 3 dollars in my pocket. Are you okay with that?
     
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  9. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Heavy Load Member

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    Bloody incompetents idiots.
     
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  10. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    I spent one summer during college in a 'rebuild shop' for Chem Leaman the year Mack intoduced the '300'.

    We were doing some of the mack 'final inspection' on the new company trucks to help Mack clear up their backlog due to the new engine.

    Every truck had the steering box marked and pitman installed one tooth off.

    Floor jack under the center of the axle, count the turns lock to lock and come back 1/2 then measure the sloped side of the steering box with a protractor then move the Pitman one tooth, make a new mark on the shaft end and spray it all with a can of Royal Blue paint.
     
  11. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    Yeah, that's unacceptable. Give 'em an inch, they'll take you a mile.
     
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