Re: Ford 3000 steering prob
Hey MoKen, I am in the same boat but with some good help I think I am on the right track. Lord only knows what the previous owner did to it. I'm not sure how acute the angle between the steering arms should be, but mine are not extremely drastic. I rebuilt mine and then followed the gear timing procedure in my cheap little manual. I also replaced the tie rod ends on my links measuring them carefully and then reinstalling them. But in all the activity I got my steering wheel out of it's center of travel so my wheels would turn more to the right than to the left. So this eve I took the steering arms off, centered the steering wheel in it's travel, eyeballed the tires for straight ahead and hooked the arms back to the shafts and I believe the thing turns the wheels as much as it ever did. One note is that the right link is shorter than the leaft one because the sector shafts aren't aligned in the housing right across from one another.
One thing you want to be sure of is that the box has 80-90W oil in it. As one of the members pointed out to me, the timing must be correct, and the sector shafts adjusted as needed to reduce "slack."
hope this helps !!!
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