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I have a kawasaki trans 4x4 4010, I think I might have knocked it out of line while pulling a tree out of the road, I backed over a small tree which snatched the steering wheel hard to the left, now when I drive the steering is nowhere close to being centered, and I'm afraid that is going to wear my tires on one side

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  • alxo13 Mar 18, 2011

    Is there anyway that I can fix this?

  • alxo13 Mar 18, 2011

    also I need to know how to adjust the parking brake it will not stay down so that the brake light stays off and when it is started the shifter has to be moved alittle over so that the gears do not grind how can I adjust these things?

  • alxo13 Mar 18, 2011

    these comments have been in generalities and not specific's, like diagrams, tools needed , time it generally takes to fix and the like, it said I would get step by step directions, if this is the best offered help I am not 100% satisified like promised

  • alxo13 Mar 23, 2011

    I have a kawasaki trans 4x4 4010, I think I might have knocked it out of line while pulling a tree out of the road, I backed over a small tree which snatched the steering wheel hard to the left, now when I drive the steering is nowhere close to being centered, and I'm afraid that is going to wear my tires on one side

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Hi.
I don't think it's your transmission that's out of line.

More than likely, when you backed over the tree, it knocked the alignment off for your tires.

A simple trip to the repair shop, get an alignment done, and you should be good to go.

If it is only one side of the tires that are out of alignment, then it also could be a suspemsion part, such as a tie-rod, a crossover bar, anti-sway bar, pittman arm, or still just a tire alignment issue.

You will want to have those things checked out as well, so that it gets repaired properly.

I hope this helps you out, and good luck !

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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Need to have the suspension checked along with the front alignment of the wheels and steering . If this has moved or shifted from real value or damaged the frame to shift the alignment then it will require the precision setting to reset so that your fears of the tyre wearing.
Once the alignement is checked you can rest and be confirmed there are no issues.

Posted on Mar 18, 2011

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    Donald DCruz Mar 18, 2011

    Provided you are mechanically minded to check at the damage and using the available tools at your end BUt do not attempt half heartedly so as to cause more issues.
    The hand brakes are to be readjusted to let the brake switch OFF. To me this looks as a resetting of the links, check for FREE PLAY and NON FRICTION of the LINKS. Your observation for a first hand view is important.

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    Donald DCruz Mar 18, 2011

    SKill is the most improtant tool and I am trying to help you with the limitations on conveying an action which requires more logical assesment based on the damage on the equipment.
    Unfortunately the customer is the boss and I accept if your are not satisfied.
    Thank you.

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