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Steering wheel off by ~4 degrees?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by FreidTaco, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Nov 29, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    FreidTaco

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    So I managed to hit a large hole that was hidden by drifted snow last weekend, and i dont know if i am just paranoid now or if my steering is off, but by the way i calculate it my steering wheel is off by approximately 4 degrees CCW.

    Would i have just knocked a wheel out of alignment or could it be something more serious?
     
  2. Nov 29, 2011 at 10:03 PM
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    I just had the same exact thing happen a month ago. I just got the alignment done yesterday. Mine was out about the same amount. Steering wheel was cocked a few degrees to the right.

    It's all good now.

    There was a pothole on the way to work and I hit the thing almost every damn day, finally the last time the steering went out of whack. A week after it fugged up the alignment they finaly fixed the hole.
     
  3. Nov 30, 2011 at 4:28 AM
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    Now I must ask. How can anyone go off roading without getting an alignment each and every time they do if just hitting a pot hole mungs up the wheel? That must have been some kind of pothole, New York style at least.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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  5. Nov 30, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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  6. Nov 30, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    just went and got the alignment. here is the sheet from it.
    [​IMG]

    Kind of hard to read. here are the numbers.

    Left front right front
    actual before actual before
    .48 .78 camber .34 .16
    1.19 .35 caster 1.24 .92
    .05 -.04 toe .04 -.11
     
  7. Nov 30, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    This was my first alignment done in 46,000 miles. I was surprised it never went out sooner. The only one I had done was two days after I bought the truck new and had it lifted.
     
  8. Nov 30, 2011 at 11:11 PM
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    So I lifted, aligned, got new tires, trimmed, aligned again, and now i have to trim more.
    They must have adjusted it enough that it is causing more rubbing. Time to start chopping!
     
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