Originally Posted by Michigander
I just had new bell cranks, idler arms and drag link installed on my Workhorse P32 chassis of my LYGMH. A front end alignment was done, also.
It drives straight and does not pull, but now the steering wheel is off center to the right pointing at almost 1:00 o'clock.
This is common and isn't necessarily the shop's fault (except that they should have road tested it and caught it then). There's enough play even in a properly working linkage that it's hard to set the steer-ahead properly on the alignment rack.
It's a hassle to take it back to the shop. Is there a way I can fix this myself?
Remove steering wheel and re-position? (I heard that the steering wheel only goes on one way. Is that true?)
Adjust the tie-rods in opposite directions?
Don't move the steering wheel.
You can adjust the tie rods being sure that you adjust them in equal amounts on each side so that you don't change the toe-in. You'll be making one side longer and the other side shorter. Some trial and error will be required.
I need to do this on my daily driver, for the same reasons.