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My steering wheel is off center, easy fix??

So my steering wheel is off center. After an alighnment and everything checked , straight ahead is more like 10 or 11 o clock. Can I just pull the wheel off and recenter it? What are the procedures, how do i go about fixing this, thanks!
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Have you had the steering box checked?

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If you had the alignment done for you take it back.
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i was out of town at a funeral and it was real bad so the place is really far away (4 hour drive), so you think it needs to be realigned, how do i check the steering box?
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well they should have centered the steering wheel if they did the alignment properly.

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I have no idea, I had issues like that, they did an alignment and it didn't work out and they replaced the steering box and has been driving like a champ ever since.

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can you replace the steering box by yourself or do you need a shop to do it?
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You can replace the steering box yourself, I had the shop do it and it was a bit over $700 total.

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no you don't need a steering box!!!! they farged up the alignment. after doing the camber/caster swing you are supposed to center and lock the wheel with a spring loaded setup. then you adjust toe to get the wheels pointing straight in line with the centered wheel. They f'ed up that part.
go to a good alilgnment shop and get it done or go back and complain. sounds like option 2 is not a good option though.
you might be able to pull the wheel and adjust it but typically you'd need a puller...not worth the effort. just have it aligned properly.

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look at the front of the truck. on the bar that runs from the pitman arm to the passenger side tire there should be an adjustment point there. You loosen the two bolts then you can twist it. by doing this you will be adjusting the position of the steering wheel.

So easiest is point your tires straight ahead and then go back and forth doing this until the steering wheel is back to the correct position.

Then tighten everything back up.

maybe its different on yours but that is how i have adjusted mine.

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