Hybrid_From_Hell Posted May 11, 2008 Share Posted May 11, 2008 As I had to do this meself today thought I take some pics and post up this mini-tech "Trick" that I've used for years.... Having just replaced my steering box and UJs I didn't stop there are also replaced the track rods etc, the net result was my steering ended up seemingly "Toe out" (this is where each wheel is slightly pointing 'outwards', as oppossed to "Toe In" which is where both wheels seem to be both pointing 'in') For a 90 / Land Rover I have always gone for "Zero" ie "Neither" 'In' or 'Out' You could go to a tyre shop and get your tracking done, ..........but here's how I do it for free. Setting your Tracking : 1st get yourself a nice strong bit of string, or, as I have here some electrical wire Then disconnect the rear track control arm on the drivers side Loosen and remove steering wheel, then put it back on - loosely Tie (as I have here to the 90) wire / string to the back end Then walk down the passenger side and lay the wire / string across the centre of the rear tyre, and then pull tight and 'bring it in'.... so as to try to 'touch' the centre of the front part of the front tyre,. [ The pic above shows "Toe out" (the rear of the front tyre is "In" too much) Adjusted the wire now touches both front and rear of the front tyre at the same time, no "Gaps" : If you can touch the front part and have the back part of the front tyre not touching..... then adjust the steering wheel, similarly if you touch the rear part of the tyre 1st and the front part of the front tyre isn't in line equally adjust the steering wheel. (this will ONLY move the tyre your working on as the main track arm is disconnected) With a little faffing about you should now have the rear and front wheel and the wire / string such that it touches both the front and rear centres of the front wheel at the same time, at this point you can remove the steering wheel and then place back on at the 'straight ahead' position - just be very gentle with everything so as not to move the passenger wheel Once done recheck passenger side for straightness with the wire / string If all ok, and nothings moved then go to the drivers side and repeat, Here you can see mine was "Toe out" again, small tweak and then fine... Line up the front wheel so again the string / wire is equally 'touching' the front wheel front and back centres, once you have this climb underneath and offer up the control arm, either then wind out or wind in the track rod so it just "pops" in the steering track rod hole, once done check again on the driver side for straightness, and the passenger side which shouldn't have moved and if all ok tighten up both the trackrod(s) pop in split pins and tighten up steering wheel nut Job done HTH Nige Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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