Forum Home Forum Home > CJ-2A Discussion Area > Tech Questions and Answers
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Steering Gear Reassembly
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Steering Gear Reassembly

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
JohnB View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 May 2014
Location: Saint Louis
Status: Offline
Points: 175
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JohnB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Steering Gear Reassembly
    Posted: 14 Jan. 2020 at 2:48pm
Need help. Reinstalling steering gear and drag link in my 47. I rebuilt the Ross box with a kit I'm sure from Crown - Sector shaft, bushings and seal. Just installed the steering column and temporarily installed the steering wheel to check center when turning wheel lock to lock. I get almost 4 full turns lock to lock. So I backed off almost 2 turns to locate "center" on the sector shaft. There is a hash mark on the end of the sector shaft and "at center" the hash mark is now in the 10:30 or 1:30 position - depending on how you look at it. I thought the has mark should be vertical to line up the steering gear arm. Or do you just line up the ball on the steering gear arm with the hash and call it good? My old steering gear arm ball was worn out, so I'm installing a new one too. What am I doing wrong or not understanding? Thanks, John
Back to Top
TERRY View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar
Sponsor Member

Joined: 22 May 2007
Location: BOULDER COLORADO
Status: Offline
Points: 2862
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TERRY Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan. 2020 at 3:47pm
I think the original arm was marked to mate the shaft, but I think just installed the drag link get the wheels straight and put the arm on the shaft.
BOULDER 48 2A
Back to Top
JohnB View Drop Down
Member
Member
Avatar

Joined: 31 May 2014
Location: Saint Louis
Status: Offline
Points: 175
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JohnB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan. 2020 at 5:34pm
Thanks Terry - after reading the service manual again, I decided to go your route. Here is what I did - if anyone thinks this is wrong, please let me know.
Centered the steering wheel without the steering gear arm attached. Then with wheels straight ahead, I attached the drag link to the bell crank. Then I attached the steering gear arm only to the back of the drag link. I adjusted the steering gear arm to go on the splines of the sector shaft. Everything seems to line up and is tight. I found out with the drag link installed the steering wheel does not go 4 turns lock to lock. Sometimes I can make the simple complicated!

Edited by JohnB - 14 Jan. 2020 at 5:56pm
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.03
Copyright ©2001-2019 Web Wiz Ltd.