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loose steering at the steering box 98 disco

i got tons of slack in my steering box at the end of the steering column. i have 11 o'clock to 1oclock play at the box with no response on the arm. i read somewhere that you were able to adjust the steering box somehow, also able to disasemble them to check for internal wear. just wonderng if somebody could give me a rundown of how to adjust the box or if its even possible before i go ripping it apart. any other thoughts on the matter would also be apreciated.

98 discovery, flanged liner 4.6, 2" terrafirma medium duty lift, flexi flares, qt services diff skids,tactical rovers front bumper, terrafirma steel steering skid 285/75/16(33" x 11.50").
Future plans: finish rock sliders, wear out my new tires then go bigger
P.S.if i only knew 4 years ago to stop all the leaks and problems all you have to do is replace EVERYTHING. this would have been a much simpler process.
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Yes they are adjustable. I have done one before but it was a brand new vehicle. Does your steering have slack only when the wheels are straight or does it also have slack after you turn the wheels all the way right and left. If the box is out of adjustment it will be loose at all steering positions. If the box gets looser and tighter than you will have a very worn steering box and would be easier just to replace it with a reman unit.
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ya it has slack at all times, seems to have just started in last few months its a 2 hour turn of the wheel to get it to go any direction whether strait or or when counter turning. also seems to have developed a sort of loud humming noise when the engine revs gonna look into this weekend also.

98 discovery, flanged liner 4.6, 2" terrafirma medium duty lift, flexi flares, qt services diff skids,tactical rovers front bumper, terrafirma steel steering skid 285/75/16(33" x 11.50").
Future plans: finish rock sliders, wear out my new tires then go bigger
P.S.if i only knew 4 years ago to stop all the leaks and problems all you have to do is replace EVERYTHING. this would have been a much simpler process.
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rave manual show the adjustment off the box for steering backlash, thats exact opposite of my problem i think. it says tighten bolt down to remove backlash, so do i need to loose it to add backlash?

98 discovery, flanged liner 4.6, 2" terrafirma medium duty lift, flexi flares, qt services diff skids,tactical rovers front bumper, terrafirma steel steering skid 285/75/16(33" x 11.50").
Future plans: finish rock sliders, wear out my new tires then go bigger
P.S.if i only knew 4 years ago to stop all the leaks and problems all you have to do is replace EVERYTHING. this would have been a much simpler process.
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Hard time steering straight

Hi my name is Moses and I was in need of a car and someone showed up with a 97 Discovery and I’m have a hard time keeping it straight. It has new tires, so the tire pressure is good. I still haven’t looked at the tie rods and I’m guessing it’s going to be the steering gear box. Is there a repair kit for steering gear boxes, or is that something I can adjust. I’m a fan of Land Rovers and now I got one and looking what direction to go.
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