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What's Wrong with my wifes car? Alignment?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by dysfunctnlretard, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    When driving, the steering wheel has to be tilted slightly to the left in order for the car to go straight...Is this just an alignment issue? Will an alignment fix that?
     
  2. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    You're saying it pulls to one side when driving? Sounds like alignment to me.
     
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    Yes...They "recenter" the steering wheel during alignments...
     
  4. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    yea it sonds like alignment
     
  5. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:59 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    thats exactly the phrase I was looking for..."recenter the steering wheel". lol. thanks guys. sounds like thats it.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    Did this happen suddenly?

    How did it get that way?

    An allignment should fix it, however.... you may need to alert the TECH (guy performing the allignment) that your steering wheel isn't centered.

    In some cases - something mechanically can get out of position at the rack or the steering column linkages, etc. This won't necessarily show up in an allignment check. And - if there is a problem and you don't find it, it'll only get out of position again.
     
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