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Unread 08-04-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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How do I align my steering wheel? Right now it is angled to the left while the wheels are straight. Did they come like this from the factory? My last cart and my new one have both been angled to the left. Thanks
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Unread 08-04-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Easiest way is to take the steering wheel off, put it back on straight.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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Ok thanks. I noticed you are from Tyler. I was just there Thursday because I was seeing relatives at Holly Lake Ranch just north of Tyler. We always go and eat at the Jalapeño Tree. Good food...
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Find a straight stretch of road. Drive and find which way the steering wheel leans toward. Stop, and center your steering wheel level. Now get off the cart, and go look at your front tires. You will see them pointing to that way. You can now adjust the steering linkage to turn your wheels pointing straight...this is adjusting the tow. (loosen the retaining nut, and turn the steering rod) Usually a 12mm wrench and an adjustable are what you need. Keep an eye on your steering wheel during the process....keep adjusting and standing back to look. Once you think you have it, drive it again and see if wheel is perfectly straight while holding a straight driving direction. Repeat above until desired results are found. Removing the steering wheel and putting it back on straight will result in one turning direction being shorter than the other....the steering box will be off then.
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Find a straight stretch of road. Drive and find which way the steering wheel leans toward. Stop, and center your steering wheel level. Now get off the cart, and go look at your front tires. You will see them pointing to that way. You can now adjust the steering linkage to turn your wheels pointing straight...this is adjusting the tow. (loosen the retaining nut, and turn the steering rod) Usually a 12mm wrench and an adjustable are what you need. Keep an eye on your steering wheel during the process....keep adjusting and standing back to look. Once you think you have it, drive it again and see if wheel is perfectly straight while holding a straight driving direction. Repeat above until desired results are found. Removing the steering wheel and putting it back on straight will result in one turning direction being shorter than the other....the steering box will be off then.
jakesnake27, you might want to loosen the retaining nut before you start this on the road, so to made sure it's free'd up, so it will be easier to adjust on the road. Tighten it back before you head out.
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Ok thanks guys. That sounds easier than removing the wheel. I won't be back in town until next weekend, so I'll let you know how it goes.
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Is this the linkage that i have to adjust? The first picture has a 12mm bolt, but in the second picture, it looks like there is another one closer to the steering box. Which one do I adjust? Thanks
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Anybody know???
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Anybody know???
I'm sure someone will be alone to answer your question...
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Is this the linkage that i have to adjust? The first picture has a 12mm bolt, but in the second picture, it looks like there is another one closer to the steering box. Which one do I adjust? Thanks
picture #2 on the other side, out on the end near the wheel. It's the tie rod end, it has a grease fitting on it. You want to loosen the nut on the steering link (horizontal shaft) so you can turn the link. Go about a half a turn, drive the cart, if you need some more turn it again, wrong way turn it back.
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