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Old 08-30-2006, 04:29 PM   #1
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How do you center the steering wheel on a Workhorse "W" series chassis? Is the drag link adjustable or do you have to remove the steering wheel? Thanks.

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How do you center the steering wheel on a Workhorse "W" series chassis? Is the drag link adjustable or do you have to remove the steering wheel? Thanks.

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Old 08-30-2006, 04:32 PM   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by House Husband:
How do you center the steering wheel on a Workhorse "W" series chassis? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Richard, It's called zeroing out the box.<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Is the drag link adjustable or do you have to remove the steering wheel? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Yes the drag link is adjustable - No you do not remove the wheel, it's keyed where it needs to be.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:36 PM   #4
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[/QUOTE]Richard, It's called zeroing out the box.[QUOTE]

Thanks. Ford calls it "Clear Vision" I guess all the chassis manufactures have their on jargon.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by House Husband:
Ford calls it "Clear Vision" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Richard, If we working on your front end and some one offered a "Clear Vision" about anything I would hope it would be something either related to food or the reduction of the bottom line on the service invoice.
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On very rare occasions the wheel must be removed,but this is mostly on Ford's because they did'nt have adjustable drag links until recently.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DriVer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by House Husband:
Ford calls it "Clear Vision" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Richard, If we working on your front end and some one offered a "Clear Vision" about anything I would hope it would be something either related to food or the reduction of the bottom line on the service invoice. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Personally, I prefer Clear Vision over "Zeroing out the box". Makes more sense
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If you can see the windshield through the steering wheel you have more problems than clear vision can fix.You might need to sit on a pillow,or let your wife drive
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Hey, I resemble that remark Besides, you met my wife, she is shorter than me!
But seriously, the "clear vision" is to see the dash( but then you knew that ). I have no idea what zeroing the box means. Sounds like something a fighter pilot would do over a target.
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"Zero Out The Box" -- 101

Zeroing out the (steering) box means to literally set the steering box to the 0 degree mark using the drag link adjustment which centers the steering wheel spokes relative to the straight ahead direction of the wheels and tires.

Where do you get that from "Clear Vision?" Oh I know it's probably related the their clear vision about their stock price.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Brazels RV Performance:
On very rare occasions the wheel must be removed,but this is mostly on Ford's because they didn't have adjustable drag links until recently. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mike, you got my attention when you said "recently". I was in a debate about centering a steering wheel on a F53. Did Ford finally install an adjustable drag link? Do you know what year that happened?

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">...Where do you get that from "Clear Vision?" Oh I know it's probably related the their clear vision about their stock price. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Probably from Ford and their TSB's:
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Teach:
- CLEAR VISION - </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Oh I see!
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