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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Adjusting Steering Wheel???????

I noticed my steering wheel is quite a bit off center from what my wheels are. Wheels are straight ahead, but steering wheel is turned quite a bit.

Is the adjustment as simple as unbolting the steering wheel, and rotating it over splines to be more centered? Or is it more involved like setting the steering wheel straight and then having to go mess with the front end to center it to the steering wheel (wheels, tie rods, etc.)?

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Yup take the center nut off the steering wheel and align it straight
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Yup take the center nut off the steering wheel and align it straight
The proper way to do it is to center the wheel and adjust the tie rods to turn the front tires in the direction that the wheel is off but only turn the tie rods 1/4 turn at a time and turn both side equal.

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The proper way to do it is to center the wheel and adjust the tie rods to turn the front tires in the direction that the wheel is off but only turn the tie rods 1/4 turn at a time and turn both side equal.
I haven't checked my tie rods yet, but what if the tie rods are pretty evenly adjusted on both sides? Are you still supposed to adjust them over the steering wheel?

I'll look at my tie rods, but I still was thinking of going the easier route first and just adjusting the steering wheel.....
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There isn't any surprises with that steering wheel nut is there (reverse thread)? Don't want to hit it with my impact gun to take it off and rip off the steering wheel.....
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There isn't any surprises with that steering wheel nut is there (reverse thread)? Don't want to hit it with my impact gun to take it off and rip off the steering wheel.....
Nope its a right hand thread . The problem with just moving the steering wheel if it is installed correctly the steering wont be centered. (Steering)

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I would check over all steering componets and make sure nothing is bent causing this then adjust the toe.



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I looked at the wheel alignment again really quick tonight. It doesn't look like the steering wheel is off as much as I first thought. Looks like I may be a little toe in on the alignment (at least from the naked eye). So it looks like I will be doing the tie rod adjustments afterall (and do the official front/rear measurements of the front tire to get it right).

Thanks for everyone's input. I'm slowly learning all the ins/outs of every inch of this machine.
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I did one more thing tonight. I pulled off the steering wheel cover just to have a look. Good thing too, because the nut inside was loose.

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