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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 11, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Steering alignment ?

I changed the rag joint on my ' 69 Z-28 and now my steering wheel is not in the correct position when driving straight . Tried everything to no avail . The flat spot on the gearbox input shaft is lined up with the opening on the rag joint . Is this correct ? Could someone please tell me the procedure on this . Thank You Very Much !!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 11, 01:13 PM
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Re: Steering alignment ?

There are several detailed step by step posts on the subject
Do theindicators return as they should
Is the "flat spot" on the steering wheel /shaft correct?
Basically one starts with the steering wheel falt spot coorect, steering whell in the striaght position (locked) the work from the top right down to the wheels and set the toe in to the steering wheel NOT the other way round
If it has been the wrong way before that matbe the issue.
Or the rag joint 1/2 are on the wrong splines of the steering colume and/or steering box.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 5th, 11, 07:37 AM
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Re: Steering alignment ?

Here is a paper on checking steering system centering.
http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/wp-co...ev28jl2009.pdf

There should be a machined flat on the gear input shaft. It should be right on top of the shaft (12 o'clock position) when the gear is on center. The flexible coupling should attach to the gear shaft with the stop pins at 6 and 12 o'clock. The head on the clamp (pinch) bolt on the flexible coupling should be pointing straight up at you with the bolt passing through the 9 o'clock quadrant of the input shaft.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 11, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Steering alignment ?

Hello , Sorry it took so long to reply . PERFECT picture . Got the job done and steering is now aligned perfect . THANK YOU VERY MUCH !
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