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My steering box turns smooth to the right, but is very notchy turning to the left. Seems weird it would be notchy in one direction only.

Do you think the box is toast and should be replaced with a refurbed unit?

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Just because you feel the notchiness in the steering wheel does not mean it has to be the steering gear box. Check your steering components first. center link, tie rods, ball joints. Also can be an issue with the strut bearings, or the washer that goes between the strut bearing and top perch. Check idlr arm bushings as well.

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...and did it have this problem BEFORE the reapirs ?

if this is happening since the front end repairs,

something is not installed correctly

you need to give great details about what was

replaced, what's original. Did you? or somebody

else do the work? have someone turn the wheel

from above while you lay under the car looking and feeling

for the rough movement, or looking for any of

the parts hitting like the center steering link

touching the transmission.

Got OIL in the steering gear box ?

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CD. I replaced all tie rods, bushings, ball joints ect. I did all the work my self and I have layed under the car and grabbed the tie rods and turned the steering assembly and can feel the notchiness in one direction only. I got the car 8 months ago but have not checked the steering box oil.

I plan on dropping the tie rods from the idler arm and checking the idler arm for smoothness. If its smooth, that only leave the steering box.

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"I plan on dropping the tie rods from

the idler arm and checking the

idler arm for smoothness"

yeron the right track

but

also disconnect each outer tie rod end at each

strut - one at a time- to remove each strut from

turning with the rest of the steering

or just drop the steering links off of the steering gear

box arm - isolate the steering column and steering gear box

away from the tie rods/center link. please clean off the top

of the steering gear box SPOTLESS before removing the

red plastic cap to see inside and top up with SAE 90 Hypoid

gear oil. Oil check first. Much less labor and an area

you also don't know the condition of!!

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