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Old 02-09-2013, 10:43 AM
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Steering wheel alignment (off by atleast 90 deg)

So a while back i did a pseudo frame off resto on my 96 f150. I tore off the front end and drug it out back and took of the steering box and ect. Well when i got around to putting everything back together again i noticed that my steering wheel is off by like 90deg. It drives fine in regards to steering just the steering wheel is off so when i turn on my turn signal thats cancels just a little earlier then wanted. Any ideas?
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:32 AM
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Those turnbuckles by the tie rod ends, is one adjusted short and one adjusted long? By changing those, lengthening one and shortening the other would be one way to correct it. Just make sure one isn't lengthened so much that you don't have enough threads holding where it would be dangerous.
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Was the pitman arm centered when you put it back on? I did the same thing and I ended up with one more turn to the right then the left. Easy fix but man it was strange to drive haha
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you know i didnt mess with the pitman arm. At the time i didnt have the tools to pull it off so i just left it hanging on with the rest of the suspension..... i think. do you think i can re-align it all if i was to take off the pitman arm and re-align it
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Didn't mess with the tie rods, didn't take them apart change an end? put the same set back on you took off, same gear box ect?

Everything from the steering wheel on down the steering column to the pitman arm on the gear box provide indexing so can only go on in one position, was the wheel straight when you took it all apart?

When you say "off by 90 deg", you mean the steering wheel center spoke, it is vertical now rather then horizontal correct?
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yeah i didnt mess with the tie rods, steering linkage, gear box, nothing. before i went to town on the vehicle yes everything was good and straight. yeah the spokes are off like your turning the wheel but going straight
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i was going to say something with the steering but you said you didnt touch that so ehhh. the only thing i know of is with the steering when my dad did his he was off one tooth so the wheels is all crooked and such
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