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How do I align the steering after I replace the steering gear box so I have equal rotations on the steering wheel from left to right on a 1992 chevy astro van?

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This is so easy its untrue,jack front up then undo the nut in the middle of the steering wheel ,turn wheel fully to the left ,then count turns when its fully to the right ,divide by two and their you have it ,normaly its about 4 turns lock to lock so notice where spoke are then using that as you fix bring it back 2 turns and put the wheel on the right position,then drive vehicle forewards a little slowly and when the vehicle moves pull the wheel off and re.position whilst your moving

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With the front of the vehicle raised in the air (with jack stands underneath), turn your steering wheel lock to lock, counting how many times the steering wheel does one complete rotation..........halve this number and rotate the steering wheel the opposite way...this will be the approximate middle of the steering rack movement

One important ppoint to note that not all items are built exactly, so you will require a wheel alignment after any change in steering or suspension components to be sure that everything is running true and correct

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

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