Having odd steering problem on 81 Elky

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CopperNick

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Now gotta wonder, maybe put a tape on the frame and check it for square?


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rogus

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Now gotta wonder, maybe put a tape on the frame and check it for square?


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Thanks. Once I get it up in the air. Had serious dental work done and can't hit my *ss with both hands at the moment because of painkillers so this effort will need to be put off for a few days.
 

rogus

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Don't know. Didn't think about it. Won't be able to check till this weekend.
1.5 to both sides. Got it up on jacks started the engine and this thing is seriously steering itself to the left (drivers side).
 

rogus

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Thanks! If it is alignment/geometry would this be corrected by a front end alignment (I would have to take it somewhere) or would it need a more in-depth procedure?
Got it up on jacks started the engine and this thing is seriously steering itself to the left (drivers side).
 

rogus

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If you put them on the frame the suspension hangs. You want to mimic the car on the ground with the weight on the suspension
Got it up on jacks started the engine and this thing is seriously steering itself to the left (drivers side).
 

rogus

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how many turns from hard left to center? then how far can you force it to the right?
Got it up on jacks started the engine and this thing is seriously steering itself to the left (drivers side). It is 1.5 turns to either side from center.
 
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