Steering box play adjustment coming loose (1 Viewer)

Lutz Auto

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So, my steering box play adjustment lock nut has started coming loose. I rebuilt the box about a year and a half ago. All went well and I haven't had any issues with the adjustment lock nut coming loose until recently when it started dripping.

I reset and tightened it several times, but it kept coming loose after a few drives, so I removed the nut, cleaned it all really well, and replaced the crush washer. I also put some blue loctite on the nut, but I didn't think it would help much because I believe the adjustment screw is turning with the nut. It stayed tight for a few days until half way through a trail, I found myself snugging it again. I am tightening it pretty tight - as tight as I can without doing something stupid.

Anyone else have this issue and solve it?
 

JunkCrzr89

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Possible that the sector shaft bearings may have slop, allowing the shaft to move in and out and knock the screw and nut loose?
 

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