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steering weel centering?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by carolina custom, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. carolina custom

    carolina custom 1/2 ton status

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    Just installed my Hill 4wd extended fromt shackles today. All I can say is they look huge compaired to the stock ones. The problem is now is my steering weel is 3/16 a turn off center. Is this dew to increase in drag link angle from a 1.5" increase in ride hight, or the change in caster degree, or could I have messed up?

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  2. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    It's dew to the drag link angle. Just like when you add a suspension lift your steering wheel gets off. Just loosen it and adjust it. No big deal.




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  3. muddysub

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    wait a minuite i can just loosten it up and straighten it out?! where at, in the wheel behind the horn button?

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  4. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    On your drag link you have an adjustable sleeve with 2 bolts that hold the clamps on. loosen those 2 bolts and turn that sleeve, you will see the steering wheel move.




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  5. Jonathan

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    It's due to the change in drag link angle, I believe. Loosen the two bolts on it and use a pipe wrench to turn the adjuster sleeve thingy (I don't remember the real word for it), to make the draglink a little longer, I forgot which way you should turn it to make it longer, then tighten the two little bolts back up and you're good to go. I know I'm a little vague, but I forgot all the technical terms for everything, so just look at it and you should be able to figure it out if you haven't done it before.

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    Thanks, thats what I suspected. Was shocked by how much it is off.

    84k20,18:1- 6.5td,400/208,4.10,4",35"s
     
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    You should see mine, went wheelin and came back and it was a quarter turn off....Nothing bent, broken, or loose. SSSSTTTTTRRRRRRRRAAAANNNNGGGEEEE!!!

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    If you install an ORD steering brace, your steering wheel will stay centered even after all day of wheeling.
    You're right, it is strange and my truck used to do that too. No more.
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    my friend put a 4.5 lift on his heep and his steering wheel was a bit more than 1/4 turn off... it looked funny when he drove with it like that.
    hrm i should look into that brace

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  10. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    that is usually attributed to the adjuster sleeve bending

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     

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