You can straighten the steering wheel yourself by adjusting the drag link (the steering rod that parrallels the track bar). Adjusting the drag link wont affect alignment.I just installed a 3 and half-inch ready lift kit. Now my steering wheel is turned 90°. Do I need an alignment to straighten it or can I do that myself?
Remove both locking bolts and then rotate the adjuster sleeve. Suggest spraying liberally with PB Blaster or other penetrating oil ahead of time. Might also need to use a torch to heat the sleeve to get it to rotate. Rotate the adjuster sleeve a little and then see which way the steering wheel is moving. Change direction if needed to re-center the wheel.I plan on getting it aligned after I get new tires on next week some time. In the mean time I want to straighten the wheel. When adjusting the drag link bar, do you loosen all the bolts? I read in a previous thread a while ago that when the wheel is turned to the right which mine is you should lengthen the drag link. Is this correct?
Good deal.Steering wheel straightened up, thanks.
Also, I just cut the stabilizer shock off right down at the base of the stud. I'll work on it later its not hurting anything now though
Well, for those of us with coil spring front ends, the dual steering stabilizers are one of the few ways to prevent or minimize death wobble. I realize it's not a problem for the <2004's, but for >2004s it's a real problem. Most alignment shops either dont understand the issue or can't resolve it. Same thing occurs with the newer Jeep Wranglers.just an FYI, dual stabilizers on vehicles are overkill, and usually not required, they just add unnecessary drag to sterring components. if you feel that you NEED one, you need to have your front end looked at professionally