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New 4" lift, now steering problems! HELP!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 86haubs, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. 86haubs

    86haubs 1/2 ton status

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    After fighting with the lift and brake lines, I finally got everything squared away, just have to bleed brakes. Now I have a new issue....My steering will not turn full right lock. I think I need to adjust the drag link, can I do this without any reprocussions? I just got an alignment like 3 months ago, so I know it it good. If I just pull my drag link off with my wheels straight can I center up my gear box, then adjust the link and hook it back up? That is my plan, but I am uncertain of the results! HELP!
     
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    You need either a drop draglink, or raised steering arm.
     
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    I forgot to mention I did get the new arm.
     
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    Yes, you will need to adjust it. You have moved the knuckle farther away from the steering box.
     
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    The steps I am planning to do in my head, will that work w/o any negative reprocussions?
     
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    yes, just make sure you count the turns lock to lock on your steering wheel to get it centered


    If your alignment is warrentied go get it redone if you can...... just don't mention you just put a new lift under it
     
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    I thought about that, but I think the "new look" will give it away. Thanks for your help.
     

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