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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 06, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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Steering box alignment.

My steering wheel isn't straight when wheels are straight. I had it aligned to make the wheel straight but then my # of turns from center to left or right are not equal. So I brought it back to equal it out and my steering wheel whent out of align. What could be wrong? Bad box? Thanks

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 06, 11:35 AM
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Re: Steering box alignment.

a lot can heppen over the years to change things, but all the parts in the steering shaft are keyed to only go on in the correct position, including the pitman arm and both ends of the ragjoint.

The exception is the steering wheel itself, which will go onto the splines in any orientation.

Pull off the horn button and stuff, so you can see the end of the steering shaft and the big nut that holds the wheel on. There is a line from the center to the edge of the steering shaft, it should be straight up when the wheels are straight. It's a small line and hard to see, but it is there. It should point straight up when the steering box is on it's center point and the wheels are straight ahead.

You may have to pull the steering wheel itself and reorient it to straight.





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Re: Steering box alignment.

The line is pointing to the passenger with the wheels straight.
I need a pic of the position of the rag joint when the wheels are straight. The bolt on the coupler is facing toward the top of the oil filter. Thanks

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Re: Steering box alignment.

it points straight up.





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Re: Steering box alignment.

This paper describes all of the components in the Gen I steering system and how they affect steering wheel centering.

http://jimshea.corvettefaq.com/wp-co...Rev18MY062.doc

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 06, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Steering box alignment.

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Thank you for the link. I have the coupler connected wrong to the box. I guess not all vehicals are made the same. Some are connected with the flat part of the box input gear parallel to the coupler bolt. Very happy that it is an easy fix. Will keep everyone informed on the outcome. Thanks

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 06, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Steering box alignment.

Yup that's what it was. I pulled the steering column, rotated it and re-installed it and presto corrected. Thank you. Glad it was something as easy and stupid as that. Flat on box shaft with flat on coupler duh.

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