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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:39 pm 
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Looking for a way to straighten my steering wheel up. I'm sure there is a method. Or do you know of someone who can do this?Information would be appreciated

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:01 pm 
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There are two ways to make the steering wheel straight (centered) up. The first is removing the wheel and re-centering it on the splines. Depending on the splines, you may not be able to do it this way as the splines are "keyed" so the wheel will only go on in one position. Fords came two ways - on my 56 Bird the wheel is "keyed" while on my 64 Fairlane it is not.

The other way is by adjusting the tie rod ends in the front suspension.

You usually cannot do it by removing the steering pitman arm as the splines on the box usually are "keyed" so it only goes on in one position.

There is a third way, and that is by modifying the splines on the steering rod on in the wheel itself so the wheel will go on in any position. I know it's been done, but it isn't the right way.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:39 pm 
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The Shop Manual recommended way is to move both tie rod adjustment sleeves in conjunction with one another.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:16 pm 
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Based on what Don says, the wheel is probably keyed


Rustyfords wrote:
The Shop Manual recommended way is to move both tie rod adjustment sleeves in conjunction with one another.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:32 pm 
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paul274854 wrote:
Based on what Don says, the wheel is probably keyed


Rustyfords wrote:
The Shop Manual recommended way is to move both tie rod adjustment sleeves in conjunction with one another.


Yes....the wheel is keyed.

The Shop Manual method isn't terribly difficult to do. Perhaps I'll use that for a tech article in the April Newsletter.

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