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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?

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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


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mine is a tad off too..2.5 inch leveling kit..track bar maybe? who knows

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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.

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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



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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?

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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!

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Yea they get dirt and crap in them. Glad you got it worked out.
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