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Robert Steele

Robert ... 9/6/2017

2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 8 Cyl 4.60L

Steering & Suspension

Car wanders you have to keep touching the wheel can u adjust the steering box

CONSTANTLY CORRECTING, CAN U ADJUST THE STEERING BOX?

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Jimm

Jimm 9/6/2017

Yes, the steering gearbox has an adjustment you can use to tighten-up or reduce some of the excess play. On top the steering gearbox is a lock nut and a threaded rod. Loosen the lock nut and then tighten the threaded rod using a wide blade screwdriver.
Be careful to tighten only in small increments such as 1/8 turn or less. Check the results before tightening further.

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Robert Steele 9/6/2017

Thank you.

Jimm

Teddy B 9/6/2017

I do not think the steering box is your main or only issue, for the car wandering
You have worn suspension parts & alignment issues
The Steering Box would have to have worn bushings or other issues, if that were
the only problem
I never adjust a steering box with the pitman arm attached
I would not touch the steering box adjustment yourself--
with no experience

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