1971 steering not tight

Jcl71

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Hey guys, I have a 71 bronco that has slack in the steering . It's got what looks like a 3 in lift. When someone turns the wheel it looks like the drag link is rolling down . The joint is tight . It causes about 6 inches of play in the steering wheel. Just wondering if I have too much angle and need to put a drop Pittman arm. Thanks for any imput
 

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Jcl71

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Hey guys, I have a 71 bronco that has slack in the steering . It's got what looks like a 3 in lift. When someone turns the wheel it looks like the drag link is rolling down . The joint is tight . It causes about 6 inches of play in the steering wheel. Just wondering if I have too much angle and need to put a drop Pittman arm. Thanks for any imput
 

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That's what I'm thinking. From what most treads say is as long as the two bars are parallel it should be good ??
 

chrlsful

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bump steer occurs when the red bar and the very lowest bar R not para;;el. I can not C enuff of the whole geomitry. 1 thing, on a 3 inch lift no pitmen drop needed, more, yes. Is the arm supposed to point forward or back like U have it. Go to CB (classic broncos dot com & search the tech for a full view of ur whole frnt suspension. Match that...
May B geta pic from straight on, from center front, all of it btwn frnt wheels (lift may help). Have U taken a hand & grabbed the bars & wiggled? Lota of play? A jacked up side - hands at top/bottom of wheel push away/pull toward self rapidly changing direction - lota of play? same at 9 oclock & 3 oclock...(= a berrings, tie rods ck). Do to other side, same...
 

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