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academicjock 09-04-2012 01:02 AM

Heavy steering
 
I've had the toe-in adjusted on my '55 T-bird with manual (non-power) steering. Yet the steering is still so tight and heavy that when I've completed a turn and release the steering wheel for the car to return to going straight, the front wheels do not entirely return and I must finish straightening out the car from the turn.

I don't know if this is normal for the 55's or not. Do they normally have very heavy and tight steering?

Please reply to my email which is academicjoq@yahoo.com
Thanks in advance for your reply.

KULTULZ 09-04-2012 12:34 PM

It may be worn steering parts or improper camber setting.

paul274854 09-05-2012 12:08 AM

Check the lube in the steering box. I use 600 weight oil, other guys use STP

gaffney1951 09-05-2012 01:19 AM

Sterring gear ...
 
You can just pump it full of general purpose grease using a grease gun. Mike

scumdog 09-05-2012 03:17 AM

I would check tyre pressure is correct and get the castor checked too.

paul274854 09-06-2012 12:08 AM

I have heard of this being used, but I wouldn't do it because the moving parts will make a path through the grease and not really lubricate it. You need something more fluid.

Quote:

Originally Posted by gaffney1951 (Post 68857)
You can just pump it full of general purpose grease using a grease gun. Mike



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