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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Board

8n Steering

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Posted by Patsdeere on September 10, 2013 at 21:43:45 from (

Ok, so my manual is on order, but I figured I could start fixing my leaks. So 4.5 hours ago, I pulled out the right side steering sector piece, put a new seal in and got it ready to go back in. Pulled the left one and did the same. Went to put them back in and figured that I needed the left side basically at the stop so that I could put the sector piece in so the stops would line up. Before putting it in I counted the revolutions of the steering wheel from stop to stop - 3.75 turns. Put the left side in, no slop and get wheel to go to stop on turning left, so move to the right side. Put it in (like the other one at the stop point) and I only get 1.5 turns of the steering wheel then it gets real tough. Now, I put the sector pieces back in nearly identically the way they came out, so it should have been easy. Apparently I am missing something. So here are my questions:
1. how many 1 finger turns of the steering wheel should there be?
2. shouldn't it go to stop to stop?
3. what am I obviously missing.

Oh, and she is so full of grease that trying to look at the steering gear inside is a joke. have to keep scraping it off and it gets everywhere....


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