- BlazeMaxim wrote:
- Ill get under it later tomorrow and mesure. If they are set correctly could i say loosen on side till the steering as straight and tighten the other until they both are the same lenght? I read thats how you fix it on google but i was scared to mess with it when i was told about the rack may be put on wrong. I dont want to get hurt driving. Whether this is fact or not i was told by the same guy at NTB that by messing with the steering hub or rack i might blow the air bag. This sounds like horse s*** to me but again i dont have extensive knowledge of how these systems work. When i was told that, i had a horrific vision of working with a screw driver and the bag going off, shooting it in to my eye or something. I think i watch too Much 1000 ways to die. Mine Would be Bagged To Death. The story Of blaze maxim empelled by a flying flat head
lol.. i am dying laughing over here, wow.. NTB (Not Too Brainy) is a good saying. Wow.. just wow.. The people they let work on cars! No you won't blow the air bag, what you do is disconnect the battery, wait like 2 min, then you disconnect the yellow wiring that plugs into the air bag. No problem. See there are capacitors that are charged up in the air bag in the event that during a crash the electrical system gets cut, so the air bag can still protect you. You wait for the capacitor to dissipate it's charge, then you remove it from the steering wheel. Easy. For someone who actually understand air bags.. not the NTB guy.
See you're intelligent, you say "hey, I know I don't know stuff, let's ask".. That's called being reasonable and intelligent, unlike that other guy.. Too funny the crap these mechanics just "make up" without knowing how things are designed. And NTB is the place not firestone that this whole thread was made for? Either way definitely stay away from them.
Oh and about measuring and adjusting. Each chassis/frame isn't perfect so if let's say you use a metric ruler (my favorite) and the difference between the two front tie rod thread distance are off about 1mm or 0.5mm that's ok. What we're looking for is something really different like 5mm etc.. Also, if you do adjust both perfectly, then adjust the steering wheel, theoretically, you'd have a perfect alignemtn, but the chassis/frame isn't perfect in it's measurements. So you'd still need an alignment after you're done, but we're talking a small twist of the inner tie-rod to bring it into perfect alignment (which is 0.00" toe on the front, I like 0.01 since I like a small amount of toe-in it makes the steering feel better to me personally)
Ok so does that make sense now? Hope it helps! let us know what you measure, it might just be a screwed up alignment, especially if these NTB brainz did the work.. wow.. just wow..