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Old 04-22-2007, 02:54 PM
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Column Confusion 1980's Chevy Truck

Hey Y'all

I'm Working on a 1984 Chevy Replacing a Theft /Recovery steering column.

Now removal & installation have been a snap but I had to install the cruise control wires which was tough but I made it .
My problem is I can't seem to get the steering wheel to line up! no matter what I do its about 1/4 turn off

There is no room to play @ the rag joint or the center shaft bolt & with the turn single cam there is only 1 way it can go. I'm stumped .

I did not drive the truck so it might have been wacked out to start. it was a complete mess nothing worked I don't know how the guy drove the thing .

Could this be a Tie rod connecting sleeve adjustment ?

I'm about to put the busted turn signal cam back in & tell him NO HORN!! use finger.

LOL

I'm going nuckin futz here!

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Could this be a Tie rod connecting sleeve adjustment
since the steering wheel will basicly only go on one way(because of the horn wiring into the steering wheel) I would say it needs a "tie rod connecting sleeve adjustment", the only other thing i could think of would be the
front end alignment.....joe
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A front end shop typically turns the steering wheels straight, locks it down with some device, then aligns the wheels to that. I have seen some old fords that were way off and that is all it took to fix them. You had to hold the wheel turned going down a straight road.
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Thanks guys I guess it has been whacked for a while .
i will question the owner some more tomorrow.

I did not take the "tie rod" thing into account until I had removed all the connections a few times looking for a reasonable adjustment& got inside & started posting this question.

I know he needs some front end work just from looking @ the tires, but I doubt he will do it he only uses this thing a few times a year to haul water Mellon's.

I guess I could put a horn button externally

This poor truck should be retired. it makes mine look mint

LOL

I could use lots of parts off it like that big juicy 454!!!MMmm Yummy

Thanks Soo Much!!!



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