Originally Posted by Victor Charlie
I have a 1999 TD5 Discovery II which failed its MOT on the steering wandering.
I have changed the drag link ball joints at the suggestion of the garage. The steering box drop arm also had some play so I have adjusted it. I had to wind in the steering box adjuster quite a number of turns to remove the play.
However now the steering is really vague and un-drivable. I have to turn the steering wheel around 6" before the wheels turn!!!
Have I just cocked this up or has the adjustment just shown up a bigger problem? Like a new steering box?
Any advice would be welcomed!
See RAVE .....
Adjust Steering box:
1. Loosen lock nut on steering box adjuster and
tighten adjuster until movement is removed at
CAUTION: Ensure that steering box is
centralised before adjustment. Never over
adjust, free play should just be eliminated.
In other words you are wiggling the steering column UJ as you snug down the adjuster, until there is JUST no free play in the column.
What did you do?