First you would need to check the steering linkages, control arms and wheel bearing for excessive play and rectify if any found. If the excessive play is only within the steering gear, adjustment can be made. Item #19 in diagram shows the locknut for the adjustment screw.
STEERING GEAR FREE PLAY
With front wheels in the straight-ahead position and steering wheel centered, turn steering wheel in both directions to determine amount of free play. Total free play should be 0.4" (10 mm).
If free play exceeds specification, loosen lock nut on top cover. See
Fig. 2. Turn adjustment screw until steering wheel free play is within specification. Tighten lock nut to 30 ft. Lbs. (41 N.M).
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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 AT 12:02 PM