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Pete, Automotive Mechanic
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
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Experience:  Performed various automotive repairs on several light duty and medium duty vehicles over 15 years of service.
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I have 2002 mack mr refuse truck with sheppard Vickers power

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hello I have 2002 mack mr refuse truck with sheppard Vickers power steering gear pump.
line busted from pump to gear box. replaced but now gear lash is off not turning sharp to right and trucks wanders to left while turning right at times. there is no external lash adjustment screw. reservoir was empty but refilled after replaced line. steering was fine before line busted.Is there a process to adjust gear lash on this type of box .also if I have to replace what are steps to center gearbox and have correct lash. should air have been bled out of system if reservoir was empty?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

My name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question had not received a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.My info is somewhat limited on your model here but I had seen no one else has responded and would like to see if I can help here.If at any time you feel that I cannot help with this please let me know.

The first thing that needed done or needs done is to have the air bled from the system.If there is air trapped in the system (which I suspect their is) I have seen this cause steering issues on several models in the past before needing bled out to correct this here.I would have this done first and see if this resolves the issue and if it does not let me know so we can continue.

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Thanks Pete