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Old 08-12-2014, 05:26 PM   #29
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The instructions from the Ford Workshop manual make the assumption the column has to be detached from the mounts to get enough room to disassemble the joint at the steering gear box. In many cases the procedure may apply to only 1 model, or was written for a previous model and carried over.

It's obvious now at least some of the latest models have sufficient room to disconnect the joint without fully disassembling the column.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:47 PM   #30
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The column collapses into itself at the 2 inside joints which give you the clearance to remove the joint at box.


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Old 08-12-2014, 07:11 PM   #31
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I had the same problem with my steering wheel not centered. After the initial alignment the steering wheel was still off. At that time the mechanic put a wedge somewhere that then corrected the steering wheel. I thought it was to correct the camber or caster. I will ask him next week what he did and post it hear.


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Old 09-03-2014, 08:17 PM   #32
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My repairman told me he put in a caster wedge. That correct my steering wheel to the center position.


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I was to,d by the dealer that there was nothing that could be done, then they approved a front alignment. It was so bad that Forest River approved new tires after only 2000 miles. I did not mention the steering wheel to the truck alignment guy because I had been told I had to live with it. I thought I could live with the steering wheel not centered but it really bugs me so I stopped at the dealer one day and another service guy said to bring it in and they would take it to Ford and get it fixed. I will take it in in a week and see.
Today I had to call Ford warranty because the oil drain plug was mounted wrong. I got that fixed but the tech said Ford was not responsible for the steering wheel. The chassis all leave the factory as perfect and the MH builder pulls the steering wheel to build the coach and FR must have put it back on crooked.

I will see what happens next, either way it needs to be fixed.


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Old 12-28-2014, 12:05 PM   #34
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My steering wheel was off center by at least 30 degrees.
I was told the steering wheel only goes on one way. No way to take it off and reposition it.
My repair shop put a wedge on the axle to correct the caster. That fixed my steering wheel issue and brought it back to center without taking off the steering wheel.
Also all of my alignments, toe in toe out and chamber, were way off. Ford motorhome chassis corporate office told me all chassis that leave the Ford factory are properly aligned and after the RV manufacture builds the motorhome, most of the time, it needs to be realigned.



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