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Old 02-05-2007, 11:35 AM
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I just replaced my steering slave cylinder, & noticed that my wheel is now off about 1/4 of a turn. Center is now at 3 o-clock vice 12. Is there an adjustment to the cable I'm missing, or can I simply remove the wheel & index it back to 12?
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I just replaced my steering slave cylinder, & noticed that my wheel is now off about 1/4 of a turn. Center is now at 3 o-clock vice 12. Is there an adjustment to the cable I'm missing, or can I simply remove the wheel & index it back to 12?
hyd steering has no center.. if thats what you have
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If you have cable steering ya you can just re clock it.

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If it's hydraulic, what kind?
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Sorry, it's cable....
Not sure how to "reclock" one...
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Anybody know how to center a cable steering wheel?
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get a three spoke symetric wheel.
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get a three spoke symetric wheel.
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On almost all hydraulic steering systems, it can't be done.

Get a symmetrical wheel.
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Anybody know how to center a cable steering wheel?
There are actually several ways. First, most steering wheels have three positions that they can be locked down with using the center nut. This of course assumes that one of those positions works for you. First, straighten the drive. Next, loosen - but do not remove the center nut. Then, using a rubber mallert - tap the steering wheel from the back side to loosen it. When it's loose, remove the nut, the wheel, then clock it before tightening it back down. (You leave the nut on loose to avoid stopping the steering wheel with your face.)

A better option - assuming you have a steering rack that drives the cable - involves straightening the drive first again. Next, loosen or remove the four 7/16" nuts that hold the rack up against the cable. Carefully turn the wheel to the straight position, then bolt the rack back up. It takes about 5 minutes if you have decent access to the rack.
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