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Old March 18th, 2016, 02:48 PM
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Steering wheel

Question, just got it out of the shop so sorry for all the questions...
My 89 defender steering wheel is never straight when driving, loose of course...
What would cause that? And how do I get it to be straight when I am driving straight?
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Old March 18th, 2016, 03:40 PM
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Don't know which steering wheel you have but usually, take the center cap off and undo the center nut. Pull out the wheel and reposition. Might need some persuasion to pry out. Some use a puller, I use a rubber mallet as I'm dead poor.
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Old March 18th, 2016, 03:41 PM
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Old March 18th, 2016, 03:56 PM
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If it is as far off as in that picture, I guess you may have to pull the wheel, but if it isn't too far off, I would adjust the drag link (front bar that connects the pitman arm on the steering box to the steering knuckle on the axle) to get the steering wheel centered.
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Old March 18th, 2016, 04:05 PM
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Haha, thx
It's not that far off..I should have been more specific
Do you know if I can take the wheel off and straighten with this kind of steering wheel?
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Old March 18th, 2016, 04:42 PM
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Adjusting the steering shaft length will also serve to clock the steering wheel.
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Old March 18th, 2016, 06:54 PM
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To do it properly....

You disconnect the drag link and find the center of travel of the steering box. Put the steering wheel in the best straight position. Connect the drag link and adjust the get the steering wheel center while driving on a flat road.
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"Drag link" is Canadian for steering shaft
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Steering wheel

What CDNROVER said. Pull the steering wheel off and reposition, once you straighten the wheels. Invest in a steering wheel puller, because if you're like most of us, you'll end up having to remove that wheel more than a couple of times to fix or replace/upgrade something in that dash (gauges, light bulbs, etc.)
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