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Old 07-29-2009, 01:05 AM   #18
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:11 AM   #19
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How about the gaps between the back of the wheel and back part of the colume where the blinkers mount, do those gaps show the 1/2 inch or are the consistent Lside to Rside. good luck
The distance between the back of the wheel and the front housing of the column (where the turn signal is mounted) is identical around the circumference, less than 1/2 " though. I did notice that the distance between the entire column and the dash is smaller on the left than the right - probably to be expected since the bottom part of the column (in the engine bay or wherever it mounts) is too far to the right. The steering wheel and column are fine as a unit - the whole assembly is off-kilter compared to the rest of the car.
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Old 07-31-2009, 03:57 PM   #20
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I think you should alter your test. Instead of trying to align the string from the same spot on the windows. Line it up so it's flush with the wheel (you'll need 2 people one on each side), then tape it down. the measure the distance to the end of the window.
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Old 07-31-2009, 07:12 PM   #21
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I think you should alter your test. Instead of trying to align the string from the same spot on the windows. Line it up so it's flush with the wheel (you'll need 2 people one on each side), then tape it down. the measure the distance to the end of the window.
just go very slowly to make sure you dont press the string on the wheel and "bend" it slightly askew
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:37 PM   #22
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I think you should alter your test. Instead of trying to align the string from the same spot on the windows. Line it up so it's flush with the wheel (you'll need 2 people one on each side), then tape it down. the measure the distance to the end of the window.
Done - 5-15/16" on the drivers side, 8-3/4" on the passenger side. I can attach pics but trust me, the line is straight, and flush against the wheel. So one other forum member states theirs is the same. Anyone else? Or can anyone confirm that their wheel is spot-on? I would really like to know if it's something to be fixed or just the way it is - thanks much everyone
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:08 AM   #23
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Thanks for the confirmation I had a feeling that it might be just the way it is.
Mine has the same issue. I will take pictures in the morning.
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:55 AM   #24
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I knew I had posted in this thread awhile back but let this problem go for too long. So apparently a simple wheel alignment will fix the issue under warranty, and the car will handle better..I anyone has the exact dealer write-up information for this issue, that would be a great help as well.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/newrep...eply&p=1147659
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:49 AM   #25
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Old 11-09-2009, 12:06 PM   #26
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You get it fixed?
Nope - when I went to the dealer, they also stated that it was just the way it is. I noticed another thread posted about this now - I'd be really happy to hear if there is a fix for it. Doesn't seem like a standard tire alignment would do the trick tho - those adjustments are at the wheels and shoudn't touch the steering column mount points. But who knows - I will inquire again on my next trip to the dealer.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:57 PM   #27
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Nope - when I went to the dealer, they also stated that it was just the way it is. I noticed another thread posted about this now - I'd be really happy to hear if there is a fix for it. Doesn't seem like a standard tire alignment would do the trick tho - those adjustments are at the wheels and shoudn't touch the steering column mount points. But who knows - I will inquire again on my next trip to the dealer.
Yeah, two dealers both said it was normal as well.. However one person in the other thread said a simple wheel alignment is the fix. I'm starting to think it's a little more difficult a fix than that.. I wish someone up above from GM can chime in on this issue.. God knows this is the correct forum and they do read these problem threads.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:03 PM   #28
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I mentioned my wheel was off alignment when I brought it in for the recalls. I sat in another SS they had on the lot and it was also off. The right side is closer than the left. Their response was "that's just they way it is" and nothing they can do about it. Something about how the steering column is welded and there is no adjustments.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:12 PM   #29
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A wheel alignment has nothing to do with the problem being described. A wheel alignment can fix a problem as in if you're driving straight down the road and your steering wheel is off center. I've owned other cars where it was more obvious than the Camaro. It's just one of those things!
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I mentioned my wheel was off alignment when I brought it in for the recalls. I sat in another SS they had on the lot and it was also off. The right side is closer than the left. Their response was "that's just they way it is" and nothing they can do about it. Something about how the steering column is welded and there is no adjustments.
Obviously dealers have a way sometimes to make stuff up. In this case this is a widespread issue that is easily dismissed because the car can still be driven safely. However there is no excuse for this issue that can be justified. If it is a problem that the majority of Camaro's are having from the factory and GM knows about it, then at the very least the dealers should be given a bulletin on how to fix the problem for those cars leaving the factory with the issue. If GM is unaware of the problem, then the dealers or this forum can help get the message out since it is more than a couple people I presume. I hope we get some info about this soon. If the dealer has some inside info and heard form GM that the steering column is welded and there are no adjustments, then we need to verify this info from Gm and find out what they can do to fix the problem.
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:48 AM   #31
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Was there ever a fix for this issue? OR is it pretty much normal (it appears to be). Doesn't really bother me much....and I would have never noticed it except for reading this message board.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:23 AM   #32
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They are all like that. So are the trucks. My 09 Silverado has the same off angle column, so did my 06, 03, 01... Not sure why the engineers can't bring the column straight back, but apparently there is a reason. Maybe the top cheese in charge of steering columns has a shorter right arm.
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And to further aggrivate it, if you did figure out a way to straighten the column out, your gauges would no longer be centered in your view through the wheel. The gauges are off center to match the column off centeredness.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:53 AM   #34
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when did you purchase your Camaro what is the VIN # good luck.
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