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steering column adjustment 72-75 ford lgt120

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#1 tgreeson OFFLINE  

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 06:31 AM

Just wondering if there is a way of adjusting some play out of the steering column on my lgt120. It's got about 1/2 a round of play. Can't download anymore manuals today (reached my limit already :) I've already been looking for parts and a replacement with no luck.
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Posted February 07, 2013 - 06:35 AM

Yes, there is an adjustment bolt on the side of that rotating plate. Chances are, the pointy end of the bolt that goes into the gear is worn....Pull it out and look at it. It might need building up or replaced


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 06:39 AM

There is an adjustment procedure in the JD manuals which use the same Ross gear. If you do a search on youtube for Ross steering gear rebuild you should see how to do it. I'll see if I can PM you some info as well.


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 06:43 AM

MAN everbody on here is quick! Thanks fella's!

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 06:57 AM

I pulled this from the Ford Service manual and made it into a small .pdf for you.

Attached File  Ross Steering adjustment.pdf   40.54KB   128 downloads

 


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 07:08 AM

Let's get dirty! I think I'll pull it clean it up and grease it up. I'm sure the grease is like tar! That way I can check it all out! Thanks everybody!

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Posted February 07, 2013 - 07:16 AM

If you downloaded the Ford service manual, the steering service is at the end of it. Also, here's a thread on a Ross steering rebuild. A lot of GT's used it.


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 07:55 AM

There is an adjustment procedure in the JD manuals which use the same Ross gear. If you do a search on youtube for Ross steering gear rebuild you should see how to do it. I'll see if I can PM you some info as well.

 

 

If you're not happy looking in a green manual, the MFs used the same steering gear. :smilewink:

As Poncho said, the bolt point, may just need to be re-pointed. I've had to do that

on a couple.


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Posted February 07, 2013 - 08:39 AM

I pulled this from the Ford Service manual and made it into a small .pdf for you.
attachicon.gifRoss Steering adjustment.pdf

thanks KennyP I have 2 that need that adjustment and did not know it could be done.
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Posted February 08, 2013 - 10:13 PM

R U sure the play is in the steering column?

 

I recently went through this with my Deere 110. A LOT of slop in the steering. PART of it was in the steering assembly, but some was in the spindle bushings, some was in the linkage, and even had a bad wheel bearing that contributed to the overall vagueness!

 

I ended up adjusting everything I could, replacing 3 sets of bushings (one was on the front axle pivot point), replaced a few tie rod ends and a wheel bearing. I adjusted the steering gear first, but adding all the other stuff made a HUGE difference beyond that!

 

But now, the steering on it is really sweet! and a lot less effort than it originally was as well!

 

Just something more to consider.....


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 07:02 AM

I did the same thing on my MF10. A little bit of slop in a lot of places makes for a lot of slop.
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Posted February 11, 2013 - 02:01 PM

Tennblue59 I checked out everything else got 1 tie rod end with a little slop but the steer gear has original grease that's like clay and cam follower is worn,gonna replace cam,bearings clean grease and also do upgrade kit. Already ordered waiting to show up. Most likely change rod ends & wheel bearings to just so its done and keep what's good for spare.

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 02:26 PM

I would also check the front axle pivot pin, they can have a little slop, and really make it seem bad at the steering wheel.


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Posted February 11, 2013 - 03:29 PM

Pivot pins seem to be ok. But may change them anyway.





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