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8/5/12 11:20pm - Original Message: 'Loose steering'
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West Bend, WI - USA

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1985 silver coupe & 1975 red coupe

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I have a 1975 Vette that I just got on the road after a bunch of work. It's a high mileage car and the steering seems to be somewhat loose. I have rebuilt the entire front end so I'm ruling out worn parts. I'd like to try tightening up the steering box but don't know how. Can someone tell me a simple way to do this to take out the play I've got. Thanks....
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8/6/12 7:43am - Reply: 'Re: Loose steering'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Check your rag-joint coupler first. It is the coupler between the steering column and the gearbox. It should be in good condition, and not torn/damaged.

The adjustment procedure is here:

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8/6/12 8:25am - Reply: 'Re: Loose steering'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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Ouch I tried to adjust mine, and it was a flop. The grease has been in there since St. Louis day "1". It is no doubt the next thing to powder, mine looked like dried play dough. Take the old one out and trade it for a new re-built one. Less head ache and trouble. There is core charge so save the old one. It did wonders for my response time on turns.

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8/6/12 12:31pm - Reply: 'Re: Loose steering'
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Flanders, NJ - USA

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1982 Black, ZZ4, Hooker Side Pipes, 3.55 Rear, Rebuilt & upgraded 700R4, All new suspension, brakes, & new Charcoal interior.

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Make sure it's not a loose nut behind the wheel LOL
Sorry I couldn't help myself.
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