Off center - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-03-2010, 12:36 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Off center

Hey guys, I have a quick question that may be easy to answer. I put a 3" lift on last October and I had it re aligned after the lift. But my steering wheel has been off about an inch or so to the right. Is there a way to put the wheel back to center? Or should I bring it back in? If there is a way, is the a tutorial or anything?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-03-2010, 04:17 PM
Serving Our Country!
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 460
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Read this thread about replacing power steering stuff. It shows you how to remove the steering column from the box. You may be able to straighten it out like that. It looks like they deleted the pictures though.

How to replace your power steering pump... - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 10-03-2010, 04:20 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Somewhere around Atlanta
Posts: 3,342
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
mine is a tad off too..2.5 inch leveling kit..track bar maybe? who knows
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 10-03-2010, 04:38 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
there is a bar that runs from the pittman arm down to your right front tire. Drive your truck and get the wheels straight then loosen those two bolts on the sleeve by your wheel then turn the sleeve check your steering wheel to make sure your turning it the right way.
You may have to drive it and readjust it to get it dead on.

Last edited by JB904; 10-03-2010 at 04:41 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 10-03-2010, 04:38 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: DFW
Posts: 98
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The control rod (Drag Link)from your pitman arm to the right knuckle has two bolts on a clamp that is clamped over threads. Loosen the two bolts and turn the clamp mechanism like you would a turnbuckle, until the steering wheel is centered. Do not totally remove the bolts or clamp. See pic below: Complements of Cary

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 10-04-2010, 09:38 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the replies guys! I will be doing this tonight but I did notice that the bar has a little play in it. Is that normal? I also noticed that my tie rod is bent in a little bit from hitting a stump while getting fire wood. Is that a big issue?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 10-04-2010, 03:24 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Yellowknife, NT, Canada
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Man that thing is hard to move!! But its all good now! It feels different now that it is centered, I am not used to it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 10-04-2010, 03:37 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 146
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Yea they get dirt and crap in them. Glad you got it worked out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors