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How do you tighten the steering on a 1999 Chevy Suburban?

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βˆ™ 2009-01-21 12:45:17

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Well if by tighten up the steering you mean there is excessive play in the steering wheel, this is easy....lift the hood and locate the steering gear box....on the top of the gear box you will see an adjustment screw that has a standard flat tip screwdriver head, and also has a larger lock down nut....loosen the lock down nut with the appropriate size wrench...once this is done, tighten the adjustment screw until it just barely bottoms out....be sure not to crank down the adjustment screw, it should just barely touch the bottom of it's travel path...once this is done, turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise 1/4 turn....keep your screwdriver on the adjustment screw (make sure it does not turn) and tighten the lock down nut....test your adjustment by turning the steering wheel all the way to the right and left and make sure the wheel does not bind or seem overly stiff....go for a test drive and make sure the steering wheel returns to center by itself fter making a sharp turn...if it doesn't then the adjustment screw is to tight against the worm gear in the steering bok and needs to be loosened up a bit..... I hope this revised answer helps you more than the original 1 sentence answer did...If people want to answer automotive questions, they need to answer them in detail!!

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