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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #240 on: June 28, 2023, 05:28:32 PM »
You can turn the steering wheel about 2" side to side with no pitman arm movement.

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #241 on: June 29, 2023, 08:39:37 AM »
Steering shaft or box or both. Mine was box.
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #242 on: June 29, 2023, 08:49:25 AM »
I ordered the EMF intermediate shaft bushings last night. 

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #243 on: July 04, 2023, 06:48:26 PM »
My truck already has emf intermediate bushings.  If anyone wants them, let me know. 


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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #244 on: July 04, 2023, 06:52:23 PM »
Replaced tensioner, idler pulleys, belt


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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #245 on: July 13, 2023, 08:49:15 AM »
Ticking noise went away after I replaced the tensioner and pulley, then it came back...  Sounds like its coming from the power steering pump, which is brand new.  Either that or the compressor, hard to tell.  Doesn't change with AC on or off.

I stumbled on a youtube video on how to adjust the dodge steering box.  Tightened the adjuster 4 full rotations (which I believe is quite a bit according to video) and was able to get my steering from 4" of slop to less than 2", which is spec.  It's so much better!  The video said to tighten it until it binds and then back it off, but I didn't go that far.   

My swing out receiver hitch has failed, one of the latch hook bolt heads broke off and bent the crap out of the hook.  I was going to weld it on but I couldn't come up with a way to bend it back and its cracked anyway.  Bushings are shot as well. 
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #246 on: July 13, 2023, 08:51:25 AM »
This is the latch, I'll have see if I can find something more HD.


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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #247 on: July 13, 2023, 08:56:45 AM »
This looks more better


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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #248 on: July 13, 2023, 09:28:14 AM »
more better as long as that isn't crap pot metal garbage that's even more brittle than the original...

4 turns is a TON.
Be _very_ careful adjusting that - I went a sneeze too far once and found a tiny spot that a steering box bound up while on the road and it came as a surprise. which... isn't good.
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #249 on: July 13, 2023, 09:49:56 AM »
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The video said to tighten it until it binds and then back it off, but I didn't go that far.

Yes, I was quite concerned about that.  I jacked the axle up and turned lock to lock multiple times at each adjustment.  I did go 1/4 turn at a time.  I put 400 miles on it this past weekend. 

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #250 on: July 13, 2023, 02:38:22 PM »
Does that very large adjustment mean my box is super whooped and I should replace it anyways?

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #251 on: July 13, 2023, 03:32:04 PM »
depends how quickly it gets bad again. I had to tighten up the fancy upgraded box I put in my Ram, and it's been good since.
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #252 on: July 13, 2023, 04:47:52 PM »
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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #253 on: September 22, 2023, 03:19:42 PM »
Ever since I got new wheels and tires I've been dealing with a shake at 60-70 only with the camper on.  The shop rebalanced the wheels, checked the front end, checked the drive shafts and it still does it.  I installed a new stabilizer earlier today, the old one had a couple dead spots.  Going to hit the thruway afterwork and see if that helped.

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Re: New truck for etk
« Reply #254 on: September 22, 2023, 05:26:49 PM »
only with the camper is odd.


wonder if its weight or drag thats switching on the shake.