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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:59 pm 
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hi can anyone help me i have a xd ford falcon 6cyl (without power steering) and just put a xf falcon power steering box on and there feels like there is to much play in the steering wheel is there any way to adjust????

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:05 pm 
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just the good ol' light steering of an XD mate.
give it a wheel alignment and grin and bare it not much u can do about it....

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:07 pm 
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hope it doesnt take to long

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:12 am 
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lol ive had a few xf's over the years mate and the thing i hated about all of them was the s**t steering,stick with the old xd gear,it works better

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:32 am 
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Helpful buggers hey!.

Actually from memory you can adjust the preload a little. Also check the arm on the passenger side.

Balljoints also go bad very very often on x-series.

I dont agree with what the guys have all said - I had an XD with power steer out of an xf and it was very, very nice.

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Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:56 pm 
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I adjusted the p/s box on my XG and it made a big improvement. I think the XF box is different, but imagine it still has the same type of adjustability. You need to adjust it the right way or else you can damage/destroy it. If you want to go this way i can give instructions.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:21 pm 
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relaxed_diplomacy wrote:
I adjusted the p/s box on my XG and it made a big improvement. I think the XF box is different, but imagine it still has the same type of adjustability. You need to adjust it the right way or else you can damage/destroy it. If you want to go this way i can give instructions.



The XF & XG steering boxes are the same. To properly adjust the steering box, it must be removed so that proper feel can be felt.
There are 2 adjustments.
Also the the top bushing can be worn out, and a later innervation top cover with a needle roller bearing last a lot longer.
Also check condition of the Pitman arm and Idler arm.
There are several other things to check for wear too.
Also, the Caster setting in different for power steer than manual steer when doing a wheel alignment.

 

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