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Old 04-14-2001, 04:30 PM
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Default How to straighten steering wheel?

Mine's crooked. Is there a way to fix it at the wheel end? I don't have any more adjustment at the draglink end...


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Old 04-14-2001, 05:02 PM
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Default Re: How to straighten steering wheel?

Look at the splines of the sector shaft between the pitman arm & the output seal of the steering gear box. Mine has about 10 degrees of twist in this ~1/8".[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img] Gotta replace that thing soon.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Default Re: How to straighten steering wheel?

the steering wheel fits down onto a splined shaft, remove it, and shift it over a few splines.

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Default Re: How to straighten steering wheel?

Thanks for the info. As it turned out I managed to get a few degrees at the steering wheel end but I had to remove the lock plate to be able to turn the plastic piece behind it. The lock plate is keyed so no turning that but it has an oval cutout for the plastic pin to move a few degrees after it's loosened. The plastic piece goes in a hole on the back of the wheel. It had to be turned so the wheel can be turned on the splines. Just in case if anyone wanted to know...


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Default Re: How to straighten steering wheel?

I just went through all of this after my lift/alignment/then borgeson steering shaft upgrade. After the alignment, the jeep would turn right twice as tight as left, but the wheel was centered. They had the draglink adjusted to center the wheel, but not the pitman arm. I centered the pitman arm so I have equal steering in both directions. Then I tried turning the steering wheel on the splines, but it messed up the turn signal cancelling cams. I put that back the way it was. I ended up centering the tires and the steering wheel after removing the steering shaft. Then I put the shaft back on with everything lined up. The setscrew on the borgeson shaft doesn't hit the "flat" anymore, but I tighned the heck out it and locktite'd it. Shouldn't be going anywhere.

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