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Old 08-22-2017, 05:07 PM
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Can I adjust the steering gear play on my 2008 Seneca/Kodiak without disconnecting the pitman arm, or any other parts? If so, what's the procedure and, or, specks?

I have close to 25 degrees of play in the input shaft with the hood open and standing there with my hand around the shaft. That's without the engine running, but IIRC, it doesn't change with power on.

The Seneca is not noted for being the best tracking vehicle on the road, by any means and sooner, or later, I'll be diving into sway bars, track bars, ultra shocks and whatever else Seneca owners with experience have done to improve handling. But, for right now, getting the play and preload tightened up (if possible) is gonna be a good start.

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Old 08-25-2017, 07:23 AM
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No responses? I see there have been viewers. Ain't nobody out there with a 5500 chassis who has experience with the sloppy steering? I'll take advice from anyone who has fooled with any unit that's larger than a 3500. I'm about ready to dive in and experiment with it based on what I did with my Sierra.

Meanwhile, I keep on reading about other's experience with these Senecas and note that one of the first things to do is put in a front anti-roll bar. There are rectangular boxes for that under the front of the bottom leaf, but I've yet to access a picture of how the bar(s) are mounted. I've read that GM put a bar there as a RPO, but Jayco deleted it! Mine has a rear bar, mounted in front of the axle, but it sounds like the after-market bar, mounted to the rear, and retaining the stock bar, is a good way to go in eliminating a lot of that wallowing.

Been a long time since there was discussion in the MD forum. I was hoping this would start some chatter. Thanks for listening.

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