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post #1 of 5 Old 05-03-2011, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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steering help??

alright i just put a 4.5" lift on my truck and my steering is ****ed about a 1/4 turn to the right anyone know how to correct it ?

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With the lift, now your axle is off to one side. It is not centered. You need to have an adjustable trackbar or a track bar mount drop.
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This is just my .002. But if I ever lifted my truck or put bigger than 33" tires I would get the Redhead PS pump. The stock PS pump isn't all that strong. I don't know exactly how to fix your problem, but is everything aligned correctly?


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yeah everything aligned great when it went together just put moved the wheel the right an yeah iv noticed the lack in the stock power steering pump already

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This tool or something similar will let you adjust your drag link sleeve and recenter your steering wheel. set your wheels straight on the ground(steering wheel unlocked) and rotate that sleeve until you see your steering wheel is straight. you'll probably have to make minor adjustments after you roadtest it

WA17, Tool, Tie Rod Adjusting, 4 3/4" (For 1 7/8" sleeves)

from the front rotating the sleeve upwards should move your wheel to the right.

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