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Taking slack out of steering box

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I have run out of travel on my eccentric bushing to remove slack in my steering box.  I am going to rotate the worm wheel to try removing the slack.  I have removed the worm gear cover.  Just to shorten the learning curve, can someone tell me the procedure on removing and rotating the worm gear?   

 

Also, when lubricating the gear box, how do you know when it is full?

 

Thanks in advance for your help,

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You didn't have to go to all that.

The output shaft is square so when you removed the steering arm all you need to do is turn the steering wheel until the square moves a 1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 turn to where the arm will slip on again in the new position.

The eccentric part is best done with a helper unless you feel like climbing in and out of the car 160 times......., :blink:

Bear in  mind that ANY slack in the train will interfere with getting a satisfactory setting and that includes king pins.

Even with a  proper setting if the toe-in is out of whack it still won't steer right,

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Thanks,  I had the engine out so not a big deal.  I wanted to clean and put new grease in anyway.  How do I know when the grease is at the correct level?  There is a plug on the end of the worm gear box.  Is it full when grease comes out this hole?  Or is there some other way to know when its full?

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