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post #1 of 9 Old 05-30-2011, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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PSC steering gear help

I just recently got my PSC ported steering box and while trying to install it I ran into some problems.

1. I have the wheels straight box centered but the intermediate shaft going to the box only slides in when the steering wheel is upside down. If I have the wheel right side up and centered the wheels are cut to the right.

2. My jeep was not supposed to be touched so I didnt bother strapping the wheel down, long story short my wife let one of her friends kids crawl in and he turned the wheel all over the place......How do I correct the steering to be at 0 degrees again? Im pretty sure he twisted up something in the column Im pissed and cant even get the jeep back together to take it anywhere.

Any help would be great my jeeps been down for two weeks and is starting to suck.

Thanks again Will.
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-31-2011, 07:53 AM
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1. Sounds like your drag link might be too short. If my memory is correct, the shaft on the box where the intermediate shaft connects to the steering box should make 4 complete revolutions. Set it at 2 so that the pinch bolt groove is at the bottom and your steering box should be centered. Then once your steering wheel is re-attached, adjust your drag link to center the wheels.

2. You will probably need to pull the steering wheel off and see if your clockspring is ripped. I'm not positive, but it should have a placement where it is neutral and not turned anyway, that is how you would get the wheel centered independently of the steering box.

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1. Sounds like your drag link might be too short. If my memory is correct, the shaft on the box where the intermediate shaft connects to the steering box should make 4 complete revolutions. Set it at 2 so that the pinch bolt groove is at the bottom and your steering box should be centered. Then once your steering wheel is re-attached, adjust your drag link to center the wheels.

2. You will probably need to pull the steering wheel off and see if your clockspring is ripped. I'm not positive, but it should have a placement where it is neutral and not turned anyway, that is how you would get the wheel centered independently of the steering box.
Awsome! Thank you for your help.
On the drag link, how would it be too short? I did not take anything apart except the TRE at the pitmanarm and pull the box. Would the box being rebuilt make me have to redjust it? Thanks again

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Your wife's friends kid just fubared your clock-spring. Ive never done it (I tie my steering wheel straight), but I hear it is a PITA to fix. You need to get that fixed before you continue with the PSC install.
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You could put it back together with a busted clockspring, but you'll throw lots of error codes. I'm guessing the PSC rebuild moved some of the internals enough for your steering to be off 1/2 a turn. If you set it like I described for the input shaft, the box will be straight and then the only adjustment for the tires is the drag link.

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yep your clock spring is probably ripped out. this happened to a buddy of mine he now show an esp code check engine light airbag obviously don't work now and there is no real way to know if your steering wheel is centered anymore unless you fix your clock spring and the clock spring if im not mistake is 300 somthing from a dealer for just the part.
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Wow. Thank you guys very much for the input. I will button everything up tomorrow after work and let you know how it goes. I cant believe that its so expensive. Lesson learned the hard way. Thank you again.

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Yep, center the box and re-install than adjust the drag link. just did this. No box is going to be exactly the same, so a little adjustment on the drag link is needed.
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FWIW, when I replaced the steering box on mine last year I used some bungee cords and strapped the wheel down tight in the dead-ahead position. That way I couldn't inadvertently move it when connecting the intermediate shaft.

One thought, be SURE to read the FSM re: disarming the air bag during removal of the steering wheel. If it should go off the results could be deadly.
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