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Old 09-04-2012, 12:02 AM
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Default 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?

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:34 AM
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It may be worn steering parts or improper camber setting.
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Check the lube in the steering box. I use 600 weight oil, other guys use STP
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:19 AM
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You can just pump it full of general purpose grease using a grease gun. Mike
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I would check tyre pressure is correct and get the castor checked too.
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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.

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