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post #1 of 4 Old 03-28-2010, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Need help adjusting steering

I can make my way around a car, but cant build one from the ground up, so I need a little assistance to see if I can do this fix myself.

Unfortunately with job and economy...I need to sell my beautiful baby. I have a guy picking up this Friday and want to deliver it in pristine condition.

Only thing that can be corrected is that the steering wheel sits about 2 1/2 off center when going straight. I wasnt sure if i need a complete alignment or if this is a fix I can do myself with an adjustment of one of the steering arms.

It isnt imperative that I get it fixed and it has been like that since soon after I bought...but I would like to if I can get away with it costing nothing.

Help if you can would be greatly appreciated! Chris

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What did you change to make the wheel off-center? Lift kit do it?

The BEST way to do it would be to get an alignment, cause if I bought a truck from someone, and the steering wheel was straight, and it chawed the tires off in 3000mi cause it had a tape measure/driveway alignment, I'd be pretty sour.

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What did you change to make the wheel off-center? Lift kit do it?

The BEST way to do it would be to get an alignment, cause if I bought a truck from someone, and the steering wheel was straight, and it chawed the tires off in 3000mi cause it had a tape measure/driveway alignment, I'd be pretty sour.
Should only cost $50 -$75 to get it done. Mine was off center by a 3-4 inches looked bad. turned out to be just on tire slightly off. Could be either tire you dont want to make it worse.

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I bought my 2010 in January and when I test drove it my stering wheel was also off center. After completing the deal I took the truck into service to get an alignment, under warranty of course, and the told me that it was definitly out of line, but they it was more than that, it was actually caused by the sterring gear having excess wear on the splines on the shaft. Took them a week to get a new complete sterring gear and I was not permitted to drive the truck due to a "safety concern"


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