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Old 06-20-2013, 02:52 AM
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How to align the steering wheel?

Anyone know how to align the steering wheel? I had a jeep that the steering wheel was out of line. I can't remeber what from but anyhow i adjusted i think the track bar? and was able to align the steering. I don't think that is the case here. I was thinking since the cab has been off twice recently that the drive splines from the steering wheel to the shaft may have been misaligned? Thoughts or solutions? Its not off by much but i really notice it when i am driving down the interstate.

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Old 06-20-2013, 05:41 AM
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the rod that goes from your pitman arm to your passenger side spindle is adjustable. if you crawl under the front of the truck and look at that bar, closer to the spindle end, you will see where to adjust it. they make a special tool for it but its not needed. i use a concrete nail because its tapered. when you put a wrench on it to spin it it clamps down on itself. so the tapered concrete nail will stay in place and keep it from clamping on itself. you'll see when you get under there.
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that sounds like what i had to do to my jeep. thank you,

What woud cause the steering wheel to be out of line? I haven't hit anything...
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yup the adjuster is on the drag link

a misaligned a pitman arm isn't likely since it has a locating groove and with a cab off it isn't touched anyway
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:11 AM
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thanks for the picture. Still can't figure out how it got out of line.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:40 AM
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did you install a leveling kit?
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:45 AM
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nope, nothing, the only thing that has happend was the cab was off for head work.
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Maybe they put your tires on backwards...
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nope, nothing, the only thing that has happend was the cab was off for head work.
when they put your cab back down, the steering wheel shaft had to be reattached, it could have gotten twisted. I would take it back to the place that did your head work and make them align that sucker.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:30 PM
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yeah i should do that. i gave him enough coin in the first place.

good idea,
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