1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Is this an alignment issue?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by HeadlampRevamp, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:16 AM
    #1
    HeadlampRevamp

    HeadlampRevamp [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Member:
    #32518
    Messages:
    641
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jacob
    Buckner, ky
    Vehicle:
    03 Tacoma SR5 TRD
    My steering wheel is off center a little bit. The previous owner said he got it back from the dealership like that when he took in for the ball joint recall. If I'm driving down the interstate and let go of the wheel, it want to go back to its original position, thus pulling the truck to the left. Would this be an alignment issue, or because my steering wheel is crooked? Does that make any sense?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:27 AM
    #2
    shitroc

    shitroc Master of War

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Member:
    #24315
    Messages:
    1,406
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ant
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma TRD 4X4
    Listed in sig.......
    yep it needs an alignment for sure
     
  3. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:48 AM
    #3
    Rocketball

    Rocketball If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Member:
    #14869
    Messages:
    1,517
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    Westminster, MD
    Vehicle:
    08 Speedway Blue DC Sport 4x4
    Pioneer head unit, PAC steering wheel control modual, Hard wired Sirius radio, Hard wired radar detector, Hella Supertone horns, Blacked out badges, Smoked Tails, BHLM (color matched Speedway Blue), T-Rex Eyelids, Black Powder Coated Billet Grill, Color Matched Engine Cover, Lund in channel vent visors, FJ Cruiser wheels, Leer 100XQ shell, OEM bed mat, Piezo beeper for locking doors, Tinted front side windows, Black Westin bull bar, Aires tube steps, Mini Maglite Mod, D-Cell Maglite Mod, Weathertech Digifit Floor Mats
    That does not always indicate that the alignment is off. There's a separate adjustment that can be done during an alignment that recenters the steering wheel.

    In my area many shops will do an "alignment check" for free. That way, if you do need one, they already have you in the shop. Just make sure you know the cost prior to getting the "free" check.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:54 AM
    #4
    HeadlampRevamp

    HeadlampRevamp [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Member:
    #32518
    Messages:
    641
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jacob
    Buckner, ky
    Vehicle:
    03 Tacoma SR5 TRD
    Good deal. I know with my 4runner I could only take it to certain shops that had some special balancing machine. Does the same thing go for an 03' Taco?
     
  5. Mar 13, 2010 at 6:58 AM
    #5
    David Tarantino

    David Tarantino Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Member:
    #7428
    Messages:
    6,123
    Gender:
    Male
    N.J.
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma
    That does not always indicate that the alignment is off. There's a separate adjustment that can be done during an alignment that recenters the steering wheel.
    On a Tacoma never heard of it :confused:




    have your alignment checked:D
     
To Top