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Steering box steering pull

Discussion in 'Cold Case Radiators' started by CuttysRevenge, Mar 19, 2017 at 8:07 PM.

  1. CuttysRevenge

    CuttysRevenge Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    Hey all, I'm having an issue with the stock steering box on my 85 cutlass. The car pulls to the right . I know its the box because I had the car on an alignment rack with the front wheels on roller plates. As soon as the car was started, the wheels jerked a bit to the right. Just curious if anyone else has seen this, or knows what the problem is. Thanks
     
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    UNGN Master Mechanic

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    The most important thing on the box is that the flat of the box input shaft needs to be straight up with the wheel straight. If the steering wheel is straight, but the box flat is not straight up, the steering wheel needs to be pulled off and and rotated until it is.

    If the car is aligned with the steering box not centered it will be loose on center and could power off center.

    If the flat or center spline is straight up and the wheel is straight and the car goes straight on the road, but the power steering is trying to pull it off center, get a reman box get your box rebuilt.
     
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    CuttysRevenge Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    Ok, thanks a lot. I'll check that out today.
     
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    pontiacgp Rocket Powered Basset Hound

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    it could also be a brake dragging. right front or right back
     
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    CuttysRevenge Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    I'll look into that as well, thanks
     
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    ed1948 Master Mechanic

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    I had a 93 Chev truck that had a pull to the right from new. It was an internal leak in the box.
    Shut off the engine while driving and the pull went away.
     
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    CuttysRevenge Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    That's a great idea. I'll give that a try. I'm pretty sure the end result here will be me have to get a new box.
     
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