Turning radius

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by spindrift, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    I'd like to improve the turning radius of my 2004 Pete by turning in the adjustment bolts that are on the backside of the steering hub assembly. Is there a science to how much you turn in the bolts or is it simply trial and error?
     
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  3. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Heavy Load Member

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    I forgot that mathematical formula I used for calibrating the turning radius. I'll tell you a secret trial and error when all else fails.:D:D
     
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  4. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    The left side will hit first. Check for tire clearance and adjust the left side first. Your actually adjusting the right stop bolt to set the left clearance. I ussually allow 1/2" minimum tire clearance from any object. Once set count the steering wheel turns and set the right side to match the left for same number of turns.

    Since your turning sharper you may have to reset the poppets inside the steering gear if find the steering still stops at the previous spots and will not assist to the screw stop. Consult steering service manual. A hard steering wheel pull against the stops ussually does the trick.
     
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  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Man that 05 KW mixer I was forced to drive had the turning radius of a guided missile cruiser.

    The first time I wheeled into the staging area of the plant I dang near crashed.
     
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  6. Shawn2130

    Shawn2130 Heavy Load Member

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    We drive a 1990 long nose international dump truck that takes a lot of 3 point turns

    still a fun truck to drive
     
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