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purple fifty one 10-13-2012 01:07 PM

Diy aglinement questions
 
Nova front end........Outer tierods I replaced and now wheel rubs frame when I turn 1 way not the other....Ok,I missed the count when reinstalling ends......one tie rod end is completely "screwed" No adjustment??? When I raise truck to adjustment so wheels turn r to L....it is not the same when I lower??? SO how do I start over?

purple fifty one 10-13-2012 04:05 PM

diy aglinement "Gone Bad"
 
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Originally Posted by purple fifty one (Post 1598750)
Nova front end........Outer tierods I replaced an attemped toe in.... now wheel rubs frame when I turn 1 way not the other....Ok,I missed the count when reinstalling ends......one tie rod end is completely "screwed" No adjustment??? When I raise truck to adjust so wheels turn r to L....it is not the same when I lower??? SO how do I start over?

is there a way to center my steering?I have steering wheel in lock... wheels straight at all times????

timothale 10-13-2012 06:43 PM

steering centering
 
You should be able to turn the steering one side to the other and count the turns, then center the steering gear, put the steering wheel on straight , then adjust the tie rods to give correct toe in, wheels straight ahead and not rub one side.

S10xGN 10-14-2012 10:04 AM

I just went through this with my Maverick. Put it up on jackstands, measure the distance from the inner edge of a tire to the frame rail at full lock one way, then compare that to the same measurement on the other side at opposite lock. Now adjust the rod-ends so those distances are the same while watching how many threads are showing on each rod-end, they should be close to equal. You will also have to take your toe-in into account. I found it easier to disregard the toe and center the wheels first, then adjust the toe-in by making equal moves on both rod-ends until it was right.

Russ

timothale 10-14-2012 12:32 PM

toe loaded
 
Just be sure the wheels are on the ground, bounce it a couple times to set toe, as a teenager I made the mistake of having the car up in the air, scrubbed the rubber very fast. I had set toe on the roadster with a beam axle up in the air. you can't do that with IFS.


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