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« on: November 22, 2009, 09:11:29 AM »

Anybody know anything about servicing and adjusting the steering box on a Hi-Ace as the steering on our new camper is best described as 'vague' !!

Had a look underneath while the wife turned the steering wheel and can see lots of input to the box with not much output !!!

There's a locknut and a screw on the side but not sure how far to adjust it......keep going until it won't steer and then back if off a bit or is there a more precise measurement ??  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 09:21:39 AM »

The lock nut on the side shouldn't need adjusting.. I'd be looking at fluid condition, level and pump.. also for any signs of fluid leak from rack.
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 09:54:09 AM »

Thanks.  I'll have a look when the weather clears up !!!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 10:04:40 AM »

Weathers dry and sunny down here.. so fingers crossed it'll head up to you..  :Smiley Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009, 10:53:00 AM »

Right finally had a look and first thing noticed is it's not powered steering.

I then topped up the oil in the steering box and made a slight adjustment which did improve things a bit but then noticed that most of the play is in the steering column universal joint just above the box!!!  Undecided

So I need a new steering column....can anybody point me in the direction of somewhere that may supply one and does anybody know if it's all one piece from top to bottom or not?

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 07:55:42 PM »

would gray's hi ace camper steering box be the same as a hi ace van's ?
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 07:59:07 PM »

I don't see why not... only thing might be the actual length...  Shocked
I'd give Gary at GT Motors a ring and see if he has one in his warehouse of spares..  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 12:53:00 PM »

where do me find number for that ?  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010, 04:17:51 PM »

You can click on the banner link at top of index page..
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www.gtmotors.co.uk

don't forget to  mention this site when you speak to Gary.
Say HI from me..  it may or may not help..  Tongue Wink
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010, 08:19:47 PM »

thanks i'll pass that on to Gray  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010, 08:20:36 PM »

Happy to help when I can...  hope he gets the part he needs..  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2010, 05:10:13 PM »

me too he's a nice chap always very helpful on the mini forum so nice to be able to help back  Smiley
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