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Did some light desert offroading now my steering wheel sits crooked

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Slick Taco, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Mar 6, 2020 at 9:31 AM
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    Slick Taco

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    So I'm currently in Las Vegas for the Mint 400 races (as a spectator) and after taking the Tacoma out for some light wheeling in the desert I'm noticing the steering wheel is sitting about 5° to the right although the truck does still tracks straight. Don't remember hitting anything hard just did some speed runs on some pretty descent dirt roads and some slow 4x4 crawling in the hills. Any ideas what would cause this?
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  2. Mar 6, 2020 at 10:02 AM
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    ericvega

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    Simple: You need an alignment. pretty common after any moderate offroading---the ground out here in Vegas is pretty firm and will beat on your truck.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2020 at 10:06 AM
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    maineah

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    Bent some thing or the lower arm adjustment cam moved.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2020 at 10:07 AM
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    Superdave1.0

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    Shoulda bought bilsteins instead of Kings.
     
  5. Mar 6, 2020 at 10:08 AM
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    If it's not aligned then it needs an alignment lol pretty simple. Try to find a shop that doesn't mind going with numbers you ask for like caster instead of just blindly following what the machine tells them
     
  6. Mar 6, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    Al Hoff

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    I think there’s a yeehaw you’re not telling us about. “Light desert off-roading”.
     
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  7. Mar 6, 2020 at 10:12 AM
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    Knocked the alignment or some bolt loose
     
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  8. Mar 6, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    Yep. That is ALWAYS the case here
     
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    Nice hood
     
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  11. Mar 6, 2020 at 2:41 PM
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    Lol
     
  12. Mar 6, 2020 at 2:57 PM
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    Careful, I've heard that kind of light off-roading followed by a light tap on your head unit could crack it.
     
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  13. Mar 6, 2020 at 10:47 PM
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    Alignment
     
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    That 'light' off roading probably knocked something out of alignment or bent something.
     
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  15. Mar 7, 2020 at 2:50 AM
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  16. Mar 7, 2020 at 7:09 AM
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    He said he just pushed the button, it's the cheap screen's fault, not his!
    Cyber bully!

    Haha
     
  17. Mar 7, 2020 at 7:13 AM
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    I think he actually said he 'tapped' it.
    If he had been honest with the forum, he'd have said he was tapping it like a truck stop hooker...
    But, no..
     
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  19. Mar 7, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    Same old story, no one realizes the consequences until after they've tapped it.
     
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    That one time where you got some “light“ air and power slid it over some “light” rocks on landing probably did it lol. Easy fix. Have fun brotha
     
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