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Old April 10th, 2006, 10:18 PM
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Steering question

I did some wheeling last weekend at SCARR and when I got back on the highway to return home I noticed the steering wheel is now about 10 - 15 degrees to the right off from center when driving straight ahead. The truck drives straight when I let go of the steering wheel at highway speed and otherwise feels normal. I inspected the drag link and track rod and both appear straight. The pitman arm is not quite centered when the wheels are straight. It is slightly angled towards the left (driver's side) of the truck. I believe this to be the normal position. There are no scrapes or signs of trail damage on either part. Any ideas?
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Old April 10th, 2006, 10:42 PM
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Mine is the same location and I notice no other problems I just noticed and I don't think it was from any wheeling as for I have not done any in a long time.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 01:24 AM
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take a close look at the rear trailing arm mounting (at chasis) brackets as well as the front radius arms and look for any misplacements and bends. Sometimes you bend/offset one of these, but the truck still want to track straight and has to compensate a little, hence the wrong steering wheel locations.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:39 AM
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i have the same issue and its due to the drivers trailing arm being slightly bent as well as the drag link being bent.
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