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Old 10-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Off-center steering wheel

My steering wheel is a bit off center. Would that indicate bad alignment or it may just need a little adjustment? Where and how? Car drives straight and does not pull left or right...if that would rule out alignment issue



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Old 10-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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Textbook alignment issue.

Also a possibility, if someone ever took off the steering wheel, they might not have aligned the hatch marks.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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Bad alignment technique at minimum. Many shops make adjustments but don't center the wheel. If your spension isnt worn then suggest taking it to a shop for a proper lineup ( or do it yourself with string if you are bold)

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Handle it before you start getting steering angle position codes.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:22 AM   #5
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My steering wheel is a bit off center. Would that indicate bad alignment or it may just need a little adjustment? Where and how? Car drives straight and does not pull left or right...if that would rule out alignment issue



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mine is off center as well, but I was the cause of it. When I replaced my steering guibo I had to let the wheel turn to get it to slide on. Anyway, the off center will cause your DSC to intervene too early if you turn in the direction it is biased towards and too late for the opposite side. You should get the alignment done as soon as you can.
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