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Old 08-24-2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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how to adjust steering wheel center

on my 97 TJ steering wheel is a little off center when going straight ..

how do I fix or adjust this


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Old 08-24-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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You may need to take it to an alignment shop. I had a similar problem and that's what I had to do. Good luck

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Old 08-24-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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You may need to take it to an alignment shop.
Only of you cannot use a wrench. Loosen the collar on the drag link and rotate until steering wheel is centered. Retighten.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:27 PM   #4
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:10 AM   #5
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:01 AM   #6
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Everyone here is right about adjusting the drag link, but I would want to know why it went off center to begin with . . . . . .
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:44 PM   #7
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I would opt for a 4 wheel alignment first. your rear wheels may not be tracking in line with the front, there by causing you to move down the road slighty sideways, making you adjust the alignment with the steering wheel.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:13 PM   #8
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I slammed mine out of whack and took it in to have the alignment checked just in case. It was fine and just took the drag link adjustment to correct it. Looks like maybe my trackbar bumped and moved the drag link adjustment bolts when I flexed or came down hard.

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