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Steering wheel is off

Hey guy's does anyone know how to re-position the steering wheel on my 06 F350. My steering wheel bar is off 90 degrees to the left the the bar is at 12 and 6 instead of 3 and 9 . The wheels are straight and the truck is tracking straight and even ?



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Yeah it's not very hard at all. You can adjust the drag link. Park your truck with your wheels turned straight. Have key on, engine off and E-brake on. Loosen the nuts on the retaining sleeve of the drag link and adjust the sleeve, by turning it up or down depending on which way your wheel needs to be adjusted, until your steering wheel is straight. If I remember correctly, turning the sleeve upwards moves the wheel to the right and and down moves it to the left, but I could be wrong. I am pretty sure the nuts are a 14mm or 15mm, it has been awhile since I did mine. It's easier with someone inside telling you when the steering wheel is straight.


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Tightening turns the steering right loosen to turn it left. You have to remove the piece on the right to be able to turn it.

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I would also suggest that after you adjust the sleeve and tighten the nuts up, go drive it around a little and then come back and readjust it again as needed. I had to do mine twice to get it just where I wanted it.


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Is the nut on the right side of the sleeve the one to tighten? I need to do mine as well.
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You remove the clamp on the right side and loosen the two bolts in the middle then twist that piece in the middle that you just loosened...Hope this helps.

WD-40 and channel locks will be your friend here.
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You remove the clamp on the right side and loosen the two bolts in the middle then twist that piece in the middle that you just loosened...Hope this helps.

WD-40 and channel locks will be your friend here.
Might want to let some penetrating oil sit on there for the night first
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Ok so I decided to do the adjustment today loosened both the clamp bolts up, I don't have anything else on that drag link to loosen. I tried to turn the sleeve but it won't move. I wonder do I have to put it up on jack stands or not to take the pressure off ?


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It is going to be rusted together, you will have to work it back and forth to get it broken loose. Soak it in the center with wd-40 then just grip it with channel locks turn it.
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Ok so I decided to fix the steering wheel problem today when I got home from work and I when I got out of the truck I notice the steering wheel is straightened out.What is going on here I can't seem to find anything loose ?


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