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Steering wheel crooked when driving straight

I have a 2003 F-350 198,000 miles, lifted 4 inches, 37 inch tires. So far I've had good luck with her since purchasing her in September. On New Years Eve I took her through a 2 foot deep pond which was frozen at the time and ever since my steering as been different. The ice was only 4 inches thick so it cracked right away. Now when I'm driving straight my steering wheel has to be angled some to the right. It does it when I'm driving on flat roads also. There isn't any pulling or anything just that my wheel is angled. I'm wondering if it would just be a tire alignment or something else. Whats you guys opinions?
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It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to get it checked out for alignment, but you can adjust the steering the wheel by turning the adjustment on the steering link that goes from the pitman arm to the passenger side knuckle, loosen the safety lock first, then loosen the two clamps that keep the adjustment from moving and turn with clockwise or counter clockwise in 1/4 turn increments and check your steering wheel accordingly

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Thank you for the fast reply! I will try this in the next couple days!
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Thank you for the fast reply! I will try this in the next couple days!
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Could an adj trac bar help center the wheel? It seemed to do the trick on my truck, not sure tho.

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It could if the OP has one......

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It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to get it checked out for alignment, but you can adjust the steering the wheel by turning the adjustment on the steering link that goes from the pitman arm to the passenger side knuckle, loosen the safety lock first, then loosen the two clamps that keep the adjustment from moving and turn with clockwise or counter clockwise in 1/4 turn increments and check your steering wheel accordingly
Rotate it towards the back of the truck, to move the steering wheel to the left. I had to wedge a chisel in the slot to rotate it.

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