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belal2422010-08-17 17:36:28 +0000 #1
Hey Guys,

I tried doing a search on this issue but didn't find anything helpful.

My steering wheel seems to be off to the right about 15 degrees from center. I'll post a picture later. The car drives straight with no issues of pulling to the right. The steering wheel is just off. Is this normal? How can I get this fixed?

I purchased the car used and I am now the second owner. There car was never involved in a accident according to car fax, but who knows.

Thanks in advance.
BTM2010-08-17 17:51:45 +0000 #2
Whoever did the last alignment didn't line up the steering wheel properly before adjusting the tie rods - if you've recently gotten an alignment take it back, if not bring it in for one and expressly mention the steering wheel being off center.
Krozi2010-08-17 18:26:10 +0000 #3
I have the same exact thing on my car...I think it's because I got new wheels without alignment? I will have to get an alignment done soon...it's on my to-do list.
Topless///M2010-08-17 18:56:38 +0000 #4
if you're mechanically inclined, you could do it yourself as I've had this problem and have had numerous alignments and they can never get it right. Only do the below if you feel 100% comfortable. Took me 15 mins. In your case you'd have to adjust both tie rods down about a 1/8 to a 1/4 turn if the wrench is pointing towards the front of the car. If you decide to do this, make sure you move both tie rods the same amount so you don't mess with the toe.

Thanks to Sniffer:

Krozi2010-08-17 18:46:56 +0000 #5
Not even gonna think of attempting this lmao
belal2422010-08-17 19:56:25 +0000 #6
I have not had an alignment, but I obviously need to get one. I'll check with SA and see if they will cover this.
I3352010-08-17 19:01:54 +0000 #7
Could the previous owner have swapped steering wheels and when he put the original back on he just missed by one spline? That's probably about 15 degrees. You may want to try taking a look at that first - very quick and easy...
belal2422010-08-17 19:33:54 +0000 #8
Krozi your video sig is stupid funny.
Krozi2010-08-17 21:28:13 +0000 #9

Originally Posted by belal242

Krozi your video sig is stupid funny.

So I am told............every single time I post!



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