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Old 11-12-2012, 01:46 AM   #1
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steering wheel

Soooo my steering wheel is on all sideways and I wanna take it off and fix it but im stuck. I took the horn cover off all the way to the ring for the horn part idk. Does anyone know what I gotta do?

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:59 AM   #2
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About mid-way down this post you'll find some general directions for straightening your steering wheel. Hope this helps.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/how-i-tightened-up-my-steering-71025.html

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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when I clicked on it it said page not found:/
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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Best way is to loosen the drag link, the wheel has a tit for the horn that cannot be moved
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:25 PM   #5
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yeah, the drag link ends to the pitman arm on the bottom of the steering box.

They are opposing threads, loosen the safety nuts and turn the actual drag link. As you turn, it will make it longer and shorter causing your pitman arm to move slightly, thus straightening the steering wheel, or causing it to be more off center in which you turn the opposite way

I have to do this adjustment every time I rotate my tires. I cannot stand my wheel being off center. As well, usually you have to do it at least twice. You can have someone watch the wheel or turn the link and get is dead on. But the first time you drive you might find your tires were a little off center. Drive it straight again and park w/the tires centered but the wheel crooked and re-adjust until your cool w/the position.

I also use grease on my threads for the drag link to keep it from rusting up on me. Its a pain when the threads are all crappy on the link ends and it does not want to turn easy.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:53 PM   #6
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Hope this isn't too off topic here, I just did a lift on my 95yj, it seems to be pretty well aligned still, doesnt pull left or right or anything, but my wheel is now 90 degrees off, will adjusting the drag link throw anything else off? should I get an alignment from a shop and let them get it strait?
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:56 PM   #7
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Id have it aligned and they will straighten the wheel for you just to be safe. I havent lifted one yet that hasn't needed an alignment
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:46 PM   #8
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Ok I don't wanna look like an idiot but not seeing it I have no idea what these things are. can someone post some pics please?
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:11 PM   #9
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found this pic online. Good reference for you...this is not a yj fwi

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