Steering Wheel Adjustments
End play in the steering shaft can be easily taken up by removing one or more of the brass shims which are placed between steering shaft lower bearing assembly and end of housing.
End play in the sector shaft can be compensated for by loosening lock nut and slightly turning the steering worm sector thrust screw. The slotted screw shown in Fig 497 is the steering worm sector thrust screw. When the correct adjustment is obtained be sure to tighten the lock nut, keeping the screw driver in screw slot to prevent screw turning when tightening lock nut.
After taking up end play in either sector or shaft, steering gear assembly should be carefully checked to make sure adjustments were correctly made and there is no “bind” or “drag” at any point.