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Old 07-13-2004, 12:57 PM   #1
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Steering off center

My 2000 Aero just had an alignment done and the car is tracking straight but my steering wheel is slightly off center to the right. Is there any way to get it centered and is it a feasible DIY job?
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Old 07-13-2004, 01:05 PM   #2
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That should have been part of the alignment. I would call up the company that aligned it, and take it back to have the steering wheel aligned as well.
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The situation is slightly convoluted. I had the alignment done with my 18's and choppy kumho's before I bought my 2003. They told me because of the uneven treadwear on the tires the steering would be slightly off center in order to get the car to track straight. Well now there is a different set of wheels on the car so they are telling me I'm short and will have to bring it back in for another alignment which I can't really argue with. I'll just re do it when I am installing the springs in my 2003. I have instructions for an alignment on PDF and as long as the 2000 is the same as the 2003 I should be ok with adjusting the track rods. At least now I know a little more about alignment. Luckily I have access to an alignment machine.
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Old 01-15-2005, 11:23 PM   #4
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The car may also pull slighty to the right because roads are curved that way to allow for water to run off..
try driving on the left side of the road.. ofcourse when there is no trafiic.. and see what happens.. or better yet find a big parking lot and get up some speed and see what happens..
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Old 07-31-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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Xaam, I have never heard of a garage that says your steering wheel has to be off centre to make it work correctly! It could just be the tracking is out both sides. But I must say I get camber roll with my 9-5 quite a bit. I have tried adjusting toe and all sorts
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There isn't any need for the wheel to be off center. Mine is, but its because the adjusters are a little rusted. I guess there's a $150 part that would cure this. All of the other adjustments are fine, so I'm living with it for now.
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