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I just completely rebuilt the front end on my truck, once I did that I found out just how bad my steering box was...with 300K what should I expect? So I replaced it with a rebuilt Cardone unit. It's better but the truck still wonders, it's like the center is too sensitive. It's not bad around town, but on the highway and especially pulling our 33' travel trailer this thing is all over the place...a constant struggle to hold it in the right lane.

So, can the box be adjusted? I've heard horror stories from people messing with the adjustments and never getting them right again. OR is there a higher quality box that I can buy for it? I'm planning to keep this truck forever so I don't mind forking out some cash on it.
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Good question, I've replaced mine twice with 116k miles on it now. I bought the NAPA box and had a lifetime warranty so the second time didn't cost me anything. I'm not sure if the first replacement went bad because of the way it was built or a really small adjustment I made but the second has been fine and it's not some super high end version. Mayabe you just got a bad does happen now and then. I'd say try making a very small adjustment and worse case you get another that should be normal.
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