Steering wheel removal

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  1. oneroad

    oneroad Light Load Member

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    Hey. I just got a 2019 cascadia. The steering wheel is off to the left. Was wondering how to take it off and turn it a little. Took horn button cover off and there's a Allen bolt instead of a nut.
     
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  3. lester

    lester Heavy Load Member

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    Would it be easier to clock the shaft on the steering gear instead?
     
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    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I doubt it will work, when I replaced my steering box, I tried that, 1 tooth makes a big difference. I’ve never taken a steering wheel off, but I’m sure it’s easy enough. Might need a puller.
     
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    Is the drag link adjustable? I'd start there if it is.
     
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    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    My WS had one. I’d sure like to put one on my Freightliner. I wonder if they’re available? Nice option to have.
     
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    baha Road Train Member

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    It should be adj. when louse the 2 pinch nuts then turn it, till steering wheel is where you like it?
     
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    boneebone Road Train Member

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    Position the truck’s front wheels where it would be if it was traveling straight on the road, disregard the position of the steering wheel inside the cab.

    Have someone mark the position of the steering shaft and gearbox with a grease pencil

    Have someone loosen the pinch bolt and using a pry bar, take the steering wheel shaft off the steering gear box and move it a few notches in the direction it needs to be while you are inside to help determine where the steering wheel should be centered.

    Reinstall the shaft and tighten the pinch bolt, take it for a drive to confirm the wheel is centered where you want it.

    If it isn’t, repeat the above procedure until you’re satisfied.
     
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  9. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    Most steering shafts are blind from the shaft to the gear. Atleast TRW and Shephard both are.

    I always remove the steering wheel to straghten. Steering wheels are always infinite and the same spline.

    OP....I would check with the OEM on the removal. I am not familiar with Late model FL
     
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    oneroad Light Load Member

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    oneroad Light Load Member

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    What do u mean by clock the gear on the shaft?
     
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