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Hello I will help,
Sounds like you were off when you installed the arm.
Did you center the steering before you removed the old arm?
Did you compare the old to the new to be sure they were exactly the same?
Ok, there is a "blind spline" each quarter turn. Count the number of turns each directions from center and tuyrn it to the center position and if you pull the pitman in that position I think you will find you are 1/4 off of center.
Let me know if that is clear.
You need to remove it then turn so you can install it in the correct position.
No, you had the wheel straight before you replaced the arm and now it is off correct?
Just straighten the wheels, remove the arm and turn the wheel the direction that you have more than 1 half the turns so you can install the arm 1/4 turn that direction.
The splines should match each quarter turn.
First count the turns to center. One side will be more than the other then center the wheel. Remove the pitman and turn the wheel 1/4 turn that you had extra when you counted the turns and install the pitman. Once you do that you should be able to turn the wheel the same number of turns lock to lock. If you cannot install the arm or it does not correct the problem then compare it to your old one.