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Old 01-15-2010, 07:09 AM   #1
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Is your steering wheel straight?

Ever since I took delivery of my car, when I am cruising dead straight down the highway the steering wheel is not positioned with the 12 o'clock position at the dead top, it is slightly rotated counter-clockwise. If I put the wheel in its dead center position, the car starts to drift to the right. I am assuming this can be simply rectified by with an alignment. Anyone else have the same experience in their car?
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:41 AM   #2
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Most roads have a slight pitch to the right so rain drains off the road. That might what you are experiencing.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:44 AM   #3
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Nope, took that into consideration... it pitches to the right in a dead flat parking lot, if I take my hands of the wheel the car goes pretty much straight as an arrow, but the steering wheel itself is a little bit off.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:46 AM   #4
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Sounds like the Alignment needs to be set (Toe setting) to straighten the wheel.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:57 AM   #5
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When they did the alignment on my Baby after the lowering springs "settled", he found the steering was slightly off. He said I probably didn't notice it, which I didn't. So, he adjusted it.
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Old 01-15-2010, 01:29 PM   #6
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Sounds like the Alignment needs to be set (Toe setting) to straighten the wheel.
That was my initial assumption, since the car seems to be off-center and drifting right I thought that toeing the front left out a bit and then toeing the front right in by the same amount would eventually rectify it. I am going to be putting my coilovers on within the next couple of weeks and then going for a re-alignment so hopefully it will get straightened out then.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:12 PM   #7
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mine is just a tad off center, car drives straight with my hands off the wheel. No biggie.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:29 PM   #8
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mine is just a tad off center, car drives straight with my hands off the wheel. No biggie.
I agree, no biggie, unless you're a little OCD about these types of things which I happen to be. At least I don't take my hands off the wheel and the car does a hard right turn...
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