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Van crazy

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Location : buffalo ny
Age : 41
Registration date : 2011-08-04

Steering ?

Post by Van crazy on Fri May 27, 2016 7:18 pm

Should my steering wheel return to center after a turn? or is it the way it is without power steering or is somthing not right?
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oldhornjunkie

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Re: Steering ?

Post by oldhornjunkie on Fri May 27, 2016 7:35 pm

Yes. Sounds like an Alignment issue or someone made the backlash in the steering gear too tight.
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m1dadio
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Re: Steering ?

Post by m1dadio on Fri May 27, 2016 8:20 pm

yes it should return

On a straight axle vehicle its a caster issue usually worn king pins or leaf spring sag. The caster is usually about 2 or 3 degree but I find bunping up the wedges to around 7 degree works better for straight axles. and then you have to reset the tow in. start by greasing everthing and change any worn parts.

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Van crazy

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Location : buffalo ny
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Registration date : 2011-08-04

Re: Steering ?

Post by Van crazy on Sat May 28, 2016 2:32 am

I might have spun the axle when i put it in.

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