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Old 08-08-2014, 03:10 PM   #1
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Zeroing Steering wheel

Hi Guys, i have been troubleshooting my jeep, my chassis was cracked badly right close to my steering gear box and it spread along that part of the chassis a few inches. So long story short, this is my offroad only jeep, and I took it upon myself to cut off the bad part of the chassis and rebuild it which i did. I spent a few days building the new chassis with 2 x 4 steel. When i went to bolt the steering gearbox up to the new bracket I made which is measured based off the way it was, the steering wheel or pitman arm is out of whack. When I turn the steering wheel to the left the wheels become all the pointed to the left, however the steering wheel can still " turn " left about 2 - 3 more turns. When i turn it right the wheels begin to turn right however the steel wheels turns about 3 - 4 turns then wont turn anymore.

Is there a way to adjust the pitman arm or re center the steering wheel? Or should i drop off my jeep to a custom garage.

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Old 08-08-2014, 05:08 PM   #2
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you can adjust your steering linkage coming from your steering box. it is the one about center of jeep just loosen both bolts on clamp and turn with pipe wrench or maybe even by hand till wheel is where you want it. i would check toe in-out also. there is a link on this forum to give you specs for that
you can not adjust pitman arm on box it is dead splined and only goes on in one position

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Old 08-08-2014, 06:01 PM   #3
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you can adjust your steering linkage coming from your steering box. it is the one about center of jeep just loosen both bolts on clamp and turn with pipe wrench or maybe even by hand till wheel is where you want it. i would check toe in-out also. there is a link on this forum to give you specs for that
you can not adjust pitman arm on box it is dead splined and only goes on in one position
So adjust the draglink is the only option i take it? I will retighten everything again as the steering gearbox might not have been fully tightened so maybe the steering gear box moving around is causing the issue. I appreciate the input, and I will 100% be doing a wheel alignment as well as I have a new heavy duty tie rod and tie rod ends. When you adjust the steering link as you mentioned, is that moving the pitman arm as well or does that move the steering linkage pre steering gearbox?
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