Clark C-20:
steering box rebuild questions

Hi,
Got the C20b running perfect,now I'm tackling the non-power steering box.The last guy who ran this lift said it just stopped turning to the left one day and thats why they parked it over a year ago.If you turned the wheel to the left it didnt engage and just started to "un-thread"out of the steering column.I removed the box and opened it up.totally dry inside and the bottom bearing and race were completely destroyed.Ordered new bottom plug (bottom race is machined into it)and bottom bearing($36 and $17,not bad)
Anyway,when I put it all back together and get it back in the truck whats the best way to find center so i have same number of turns lock to lock?Could eyeball it but pulling the pitman arm on and off every time I have to correct would be rough.Any trick to this?
Thanks,
Sam K.
N.Y.C.
  • Posted 15 Mar 2009 02:53
  • Discussion started by sam_k
  • Rhode Island, United States
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Thank you your advice was perfect.For some reason I thought it was more complicated then that.Now that I can steer it (C20B) I'm wondering how much it weighs so I can rent the right capacity trailer to get it up to Providence.
Thanks again,
Sam K.
  • Posted 26 Mar 2009 07:32
  • Reply by sam_k
  • Rhode Island, United States
yeah i agree
  • Posted 16 Mar 2009 04:21
  • Modified 16 Mar 2009 04:21 by poster
  • Reply by justinm
  • New York, United States
New York, New York its a heluva town..you know that The Bronx is up..and I'm Brooklyn down
Just count how may turns the steering wheel goes, lock to lock. Probably 5 1/2. Then center it at 2 3/4 turns. Make sure the steer tires are straight and put the pitman arm on.
  • Posted 15 Mar 2009 11:31
  • Reply by mrfixit
  • New York, United States

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