Steering wheel - alignment
1 Owing to the fact that the steering wheel is located on a hexagon shaped steering shaft, it may be difficult to obtain perfect steering wheel alignment due to lack of fine adjustment.
2 It is therefore acceptable to adjust the tierods to give unequal lengths.
3 Check that the front roadwheels are in the straight-ahead position and that the toe setting is as specified.
4 If the steering wheel is more than 30° out of alignment, remove it and centralise it as much as possible on its shaft.
5 To adjust the steering wheel through a small angle, carry out the following operations.
6 Release the tie-rod balljoint locknuts.
7 Turn one tie-rod clockwise and the opposite one anti-clockwise by the identical amount. For every 1° of steering wheel angular error, turn each tie-rod through 30°.
8 Once the steering wheel has been centralised (front wheels in straight-ahead position), retighten the tie-rod balljoint locknuts.
9 Although the toe setting should not have altered, check the front wheel alignment as described in Section 27.
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Crankshaft and bearings - examination and renovation
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