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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:00 pm 
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I've got a v8 xe ute, and the steering box itself feels a little doughy.
there is no play in the box, and it's got new bushes all round.
It just feels like i have to turn the wheel more to get it to turn, nothing major, just wondering if you can change it, as it feels a bit doughy as a result of it.
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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:02 pm 
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sounds like a wheel alignment problem if theres no slop anywhere
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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:05 pm 
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nar nar, just got one done the other day.
it just feels a bit spongey cause of the ratio of steering.
i was just wondering if it's possible to change the ratio.
the car is tight into corners, with minimal roll, but the initial feel is not very thrilling.
tyres are 17in low profile.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:50 pm 
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cant help you there , i know like the gt 's have diferent ratios
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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:26 pm 
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cant help you there , i know like the gt 's have diferent ratios


GT's had 16:1 manual steering (standard is 20:1), if they had pwr steer it was like the rest, variable ratio with the max being 17:1 from memory.

Without looking into it, it seems for some reason yours isn't variable anymore, I would need to check a manual to work out what could be changing this, someone hasn't over adjusted the adjuster inside the drivers side wheel arch have they?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:29 pm 
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dunno how do i check?

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:41 am 
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mabey try a smaller steering wheel??? never fails to make steering more responsive (well not that i know of anyway)

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:34 am 
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is the pitman arm ok? also is the input shaft free of play, the box will have to be removed to adjust it as the adjustment mech sits against the shocker well. had the same problem on my ZJ fairlaine. replaced every bush and joint in the front end...
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Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 11:42 am 
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pitman arm is new and the adjustment seems spot on.
a smaller steering wheel shall do it 8-) hopefully

 

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