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Steering arm positioning?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Can Can, Apr 10, 2001.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    After looking at the pics of Krazie87's new steering arm, I was wondering one thing- When you put the new arm on, how do you line it up properly? Is it possible to put it on wrong and screw up the turning angles?

    I'm going to be rebuilding my front end soon and am curious just in case I need to replace the steering arm. How do you tell if it's worn out?



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    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>The 3 studs are not in a perfect line with each other so its imposible to put it on wrong.</font color=blue>

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    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    COOL!!!!!!! There's no way even I can screw that up!!!!!! Thanks Chris..........



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    The fun is in "centering the steering-box" after. Especialy by your self, : "There!", "No thats not it"[​IMG]"There then"[​IMG], No goddamnit!![​IMG]Ok final time, There should be right!! $£@£##Sh!!!!t, to hell with it, I can live with it like that for a while[​IMG]

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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I think he means the steering wheel.

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    I put all mine on exactly as it came off... Still half a turn off...
    I took it to where I bought the rims and tires and they aligned it for free...

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    I ment the adjustment on the tie-rod between the steering arm and the powersteering level. The cylinder with 2 clamps. After I turned it so it fell right in the steeringarm hole the steeringwheel was off center. I stretched my neck trying to see which way the wheel turned while twisting the cylinder and almost got it 4-5 times. It's still off and I have 1/4 turn more to the right lock to lock. I think I am doing it right but it would sure help to have a friend to watch while I'm adjusting.

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