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Skip Burney
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject: Hard steering Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My 35 turns great to the left but it takes both hands to turn it right. If I
take the weight off the wheels I can turn the steering wheel with one
finger. I have greased the entire front end ball joints and pinions too
does anyone have any suggestions
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DavidP, South Wales
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Hard steering Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello, do you have any gaps between the underside of the steering arms which fit on top of the king pins and the tops of the stub axles. If there is anything in excess of about 1/8" that would suggest wear/major wear or collapse of the thrust bearing/s. This will result in reduced efficiency of the bearings to carry the weight of the front end smoothly.
If this is the case the bearing/s will need to be replaced. It is worth removing each stub axle to make it easier to remove the sheet metal cover of the bearings.
Is there play in the steering wheel? If so this may be due to something causing the top bearing to jam such as worn components etc. This may depend on the type of steering box that you have.
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