Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: North Central Illinois
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Re: Death Sway......
First off , having a stabilizer at the tie rod is better than the pitman arm , it helps to keep the vibration away from the steering box . Also , some power steering boxes are not centered properly , and can cause some serious handling problems . If you set the front axle on jackstands with the wheels free of the ground , start the engine and see if the power steering pulls the wheels to one direction . If the top centering valve isn't set exactly correct , upon startup the wheels can violently rotate to one side . This sets up a bias in one direction , and the stabiizer can fight with it . This will really show up if the stabilizer is weak in the same direction . Adjusting the centering valve is really tricky , I can show you how they work at the Melt....