How To Straighten Steering Wheel With Drag Link Adjustment

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Were Not Turning, The Steering Wheel Just Ain’t Right

We finally straightened our steering wheel by adjusting our drag link. Most of the time your steering wheel will no longer be straight after doing a lift or after an alignment. In most cases, the hardest part of this job is breaking loose the rusty thread so you can adjust the drag link.

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Issues Caused When The Steering Wheel Is Not Straight

When your tires are straight and the steering wheel isn’t, it doesn’t look right and can even cause minor issues. If your wheel is far enough out of line, you may need to hold the blinker handle to keep it on. Additionally, if your car’s steering position is disoriented, it could cause problems for others who might use it. If they straighten the wheel before pressing the pedal, they may end up in a crash.

What Tools You Need To Adjust A Drag Link

The tools for adjusting your drag link and straightening the steering wheel are few. Having a wrench and socket set is all you need to loosen things up. For turning the drag link shaft, you will need a pipe wrench. Another nice to have, if not required, is spray lubricant. Turning the draglink adjustment shaft without lubricant may be next to impossible.

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Adjust The Drag Link

You can see our video below of us adjusting a drag link on a Jeep, or continue reading.

So under the front of your ride the drag link is connected to the pitman arm and the steering ball joint. The threaded adjustment shaft is secured on both ends of the drag link by a nut and bolt. By lubricating and loosening these, the shaft can be turned with a pipe wrench.

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To adjust the steering wheel counterclockwise, pull the pipe wrench towards the front of the car. To adjust the steering wheel clockwise, push the pipe wrench toward the rear of the car. Turn the drag link adjustment shaft until the steering wheel is in the desired position. After you have adjusted the drag link shaft, tighten the nut and bolt on either side.

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