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Old 03/23/2016, 07:30 AM   #1
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Steering Box advice

I'm in the process of updating my GT/CS's steering and suspension. I've removed all steering linkage up to the pitman arm and steering box. I have all new parts, i.e. tie rods, control arms, control valve, slave cylinder, springs, sway bar, shocks front and rear.

The reason for replacing all of the steering equipment was that while driving I felt I had excessive play in the wheel, up to a half turn while straight and level (pilot term) as well as most of the rubber gaskets were cracked and in need of some TLC. Most of the car has been updated within the last 5-10 years except the steering and suspension.

My question really revolves around the steering box. I'm at the point of no return, should I go ahead and replace the steering box ($300-$500 part) and rag joint while I'm lying under the car or put it back together and hope that the excessive play in the wheel is cured by the replacement of all the other parts. I'm hesitant to tackle the steering box etc., because my engine is still in the car and there is not too much room for hands and wrenches. I'm very much a novice mechanic so I don't want to bite off more than I can chew.

If anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Dallas, Tx
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