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Old 08-12-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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Steering Wheel Seems Off-Center

I replaced my steering angle sensor about a month ago and when my indy shop programmed the computer for the new sensor, they told my my wheel was off "just a few degrees"; so I took it to the dealer for an alignment. Specs were good, but the wheel still seems cocked a few degrees to the left. I took it back and the 'kid' fiddled with it; but well...
Anyway, shouldn't I be able to request an alignment set to the computer's reading of 0 steering angle?
Also... How perfect does it need to be? How dead-centered are your vehicle's steering wheels? If I am in a left lane (road crowning up on my right side) the wheel is dead center. If I am in the right lane (road crowning down on the right) my wheel is off about 5 degrees to the left. On flat and straight roads my wheel is off maybe 3 degrees to the left. Normal?
Any veteran chassis tuners out there with specific suggestions? I have stock suspension and touring tires. I run the fronts at 35 psi and the rears at 40.
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