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Old 05-11-2012, 05:03 PM
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Steering wheel isn't centered, and the truck travels on the highway

I know that the steering box gets lose over time on these, but is there any ways to get my steering wheel to be CENTERED while driving down the highway, and to tighten up the steering so I dont have to constantly counter-steer driving down the highway???
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you can adjust the drag link to center the wheel if thats what you mean. I would go get a good alignment if I were you.
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yes under the truck you will see a long bar (steering linkage) that runs from tie rod to tie rod it should have 2 nuts on it and a threaded end loosen up the nuts and turn the bar until your steering wheel is straight. your stabilizer should also be attached to this bar. this usually occurs after a lift is installed, and have the alignment checked after
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oops i meant drag link!
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you can adjust the drag link to center the wheel if thats what you mean. I would go get a good alignment if I were you.
Ah good man, thanks for the advice. But last summer when I still had my 33's on, I HAD good alignment done, including camber adjustment, and the steering wheel was still off center

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yes under the truck you will see a long bar (steering linkage) that runs from tie rod to tie rod it should have 2 nuts on it and a threaded end loosen up the nuts and turn the bar until your steering wheel is straight. your stabilizer should also be attached to this bar. this usually occurs after a lift is installed, and have the alignment checked after
Sweet! Thanks man!

So will this stop my truck from tracking all over the damn place too????
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It doesnt run from tie rod to tie rod it runs from steering gear to tie rod
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no the tracking is an alignment issue. You need a little toe in and positive caster to track straight and have good wheel return.
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Would this be the same for a 06?
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yea thats right its been awhile since i had to do it
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yes same for any solid front axle vehicle
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