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Old 10-29-2020, 06:13 AM   #1
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On my 40 the sector has a little play up and down in the pitman shaft will this cause a shimmy or not.And how do you adjust it Thanks
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Old 10-29-2020, 08:04 AM   #2
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Everything you need for adjustment from VanPelt's.


http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/f...tmt1937-48.htm
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:02 AM   #3
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There is no adjustment for sector slop in a 40 box. The sector is positioned by a plate in slots at the top. The adjuster screw just moves the plate up or down. Slop is caused by wear. Parts will need to be replaced.
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Old 10-30-2020, 05:54 AM   #4
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I guess it is cross shaft end play I need to adjust.Will this make a shimming at some speed or is my Coker tire bad.Been like this for years
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Old 10-30-2020, 07:39 AM   #5
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If you think the cross shaft (or something is worn), jack up one side and grab the wheel and see how much play there is. If not noticeable, it may be just poor front end alignment. It could be the wheel bearings are loose. It could be the tie rod ends. You need to determine where the slop exists.
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Old 10-31-2020, 05:55 AM   #6
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These Coker Classics have been balanced a few times but the left frt has always been a problem.Yesterday went for a ride to get some Fresh Air BBQ and you hit a bump and you get shimmy.I know tires are old now but it has always been this way.Just thought the sector could be adjusted to help since I can move the pitman shaft up and down a little Thanks
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