Last weekend I got sloppy (talking on the radio and looking in my mirror instead of where I was going) and hit a pretty good rock with the passenger front tire. After this, I noticed the steering wheel was now about 1/8th turn off center.
I assumed I had bent the drag link bar from the pitman arm to the knuckle, or maybe the bolts at either end where it's attached, but none of these areas appear damaged and frankly I'd be surprised if they were given the materials they are built from vs how hard the hit was.
There is no difference in the way the truck drives so the tie rod (alignment) isn't likely affected. But something changed or the wheel would still be straight.
I'm stumped - I don't think the steering box is damaged as it feels fine going down the road/trail. Is it possible I've jumped a spline on the input U-joint? Again, I wouldn't expect that give the hydro assist on this rig.
Any other thoughts?