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Unread 11-06-2014, 09:20 AM   #11
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Default Re: Steering issues after lift

Do I need to remove the steering wheel? Can I just take the u-joint off at the end of the steering shaft and straighten spin the wheel to straighten it that way? Am I just making it harder than need be?
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Unread 11-06-2014, 11:57 AM   #12
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Default Re: Steering issues after lift

Don't think of doing anything but adjusting that tie rod!

The steering gear box needs to be center lock to lock, and since you haven't removed the steering wheel or linkages,
the gear box should still be center with the steering wheel!
the tie rod adjustment is a normal adjustment when adding a lift kit!

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Unread 11-06-2014, 03:30 PM   #13
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Default Re: Steering issues after lift

I saw your post on TahoeDawg's sticky, and it may not be what your problem is!

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- although the steering wheel thing happened after i installed the lift and was normal the moments before the lift was installed.
That phrase... right there... is why I posted in the first place!

IF... the cart wasn't run into anything shortly after installing the lift, the shock tower won't be bent!
the lift was just never installed, and aligned properly!

But, what do I know!

Good luck!
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Unread 11-06-2014, 03:36 PM   #14
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Default Re: Steering issues after lift

Just to clairify. I will be adjusting the tie rod as described. I guess my question was, if the wheel still isnt straight should i do that to re center the wheel for ease of eye?

I felt the same way - that if it was fine before the install and hasn't run into anything before or after the install (which it hasnt) then it should already be centered on the steering column and there should be no other issues.
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Unread 11-06-2014, 03:47 PM   #15
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....I guess my question was, if the wheel still isnt straight should i do that to re center the wheel for ease of eye?
Most of the time after readjusting the tie rod, you can get it pretty darn close!
sometimes... (if your as picky as I am) you have to pull the steering wheel and move it one or 2 notches to get it perfect!

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I felt the same way - that if it was fine before the install and hasn't run into anything before or after the install (which it hasnt) then it should already be centered on the steering column and there should be no other issues.
Yep! the steering wheel, and gear box should still be centered together!
it's just a matter of getting the tires/lift to jive with the steering wheel/gear box!
And that's why there's an adjustable tie rod there to make that happen!

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Unread 11-06-2014, 08:49 PM   #16
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Default Re: Steering issues after lift

I'm with Lockman on this one.

On the subject of centering the steering wheel: once you have the tires adjusted right with equal turns right lock to left lock, you sometimes find the steering wheel is off center. It doesn't hurt anything, but it is SUPER annoying if you're picky like Lockman and I. To get it exactly right, take it off and set it back on straight, but leave the nut off! Go for a little test ride, and if you find it is off a little still (you likely will) now you can pop it off and center it, AFTER coming to a stop of course. When it is dialed in perfectly, stick the nut and center cover back on and enjoy your better driving freshly aligned cart!
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