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Wheels47
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted March 11, 2005 10:01 PM  
When we havew engine shut off and trying to set caster and camber it is almost impossible to turn the steering wheel. Anyon have any suggestions on where to start looking for this problem cure.

Thanks Wheels

andykmod
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 351
posted March 12, 2005 12:36 AM  
Maybe steering box?

racer2
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 352
posted March 12, 2005 06:29 AM  
un hook pitman arm and try turning wheels by hand

gearjammer_880
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted March 21, 2005 02:00 PM  
we had problems with our stearing quickner had to take it apart and emery the shafts to make them smooth again. just an idea good luck

DIRTRUNR
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted March 21, 2005 08:14 PM  
are you trying to turn the tires on smooth floor or rough concrete? it is hard to turn the car on a concrete driveway. also when you do it that way the settings are not very accurate. use some big vinyl squares sandwiched together with grease in between them under each front tire and this will help.
to make sure its not a steering componant jack the car up and make sure it turns ok with the tires off the ground and the car not running.

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted March 22, 2005 09:12 AM  
dirtrunr has the right idea. Even placing a piece of cardboard under the front wheels will help it turn easier. Basically a poor mans turn plates.

mod_racer98g
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted March 22, 2005 04:15 PM  
I know this feeling !!! I was lucky to find a set of turn plates. I know some of my buddies have used steel or alum plates and greased them. Before i found plats was thinking of lazzy susan bearing plates for doing this.The quickers really make them a tank to try and steer.

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