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Old 07-10-2005, 06:40 PM   #1
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I bought this car a month ago and i noticed that the steering wheel was a little bit off when driving around town and on a straight stretch of highway(approx 1 inch).

How do i go about adjusting that..?
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do you hear a sound sometimes, it can happen to be the bearing on the top of a strut,

im may be wrong, it can be something else.
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go get an alignment, thats what you have to do.
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do you hear a sound sometimes, it can happen to be the bearing on the top of a strut,

im may be wrong, it can be something else.
There is no nioses at all. The intermediate shaft has been lubricated..All i want to do is adjust a steering wheel so when i drive in a srtaight line the steering wheel is pointed straigh as well..

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go get an alignment, thats what you have to do.


thats excatly what you need!
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go get an alignment, thats what you have to do.


thats excatly what you need!
Thanks.

I have another question. I disconnected the imtermediate shaft at the steering box and tried to adjust the steering wheel my self. It looks litlte bit straighter than before.

I have read somewhere, that doing this could damage the SIR Coil Aseembly?

Should i leave it that way it is or should I disconnect the shaft and turn the steering wheel the way it was before???
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go get an alignment, thats what you have to do.


thats excatly what you need!
Thanks.

I have another question. I disconnected the imtermediate shaft at the steering box and tried to adjust the steering wheel my self. It looks litlte bit straighter than before.

I have read somewhere, that doing this could damage the SIR Coil Aseembly?

Should i leave it that way it is or should I disconnect the shaft and turn the steering wheel the way it was before???
Your might do some damage to the SRS, but i dont think its very likely. id leave it the way it is now and have it professionally aligned.. turning the intermediate shaft isnt the proper way to adjust the steering wheel anyway.. nevermind the easier driving with a fresh alignment you will also get much more consistant and slower tire wear
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When you get the alignment, have them center the steering wheel also. They don't always do that with alignments, you may have to request it.
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go get an alignment, thats what you have to do.
I don't believe you need alignment IF the car doesn't pull to one side and IF it drives straight. Sometimes all you need to do is loosen and turn the sleeve located in the front control arm to move the steering wheel in the right position. Make a mark BEFORE you move the sleeve so you know where you started and if you go the wrong way you can go back.
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why in the world did you dig this post up? Almost 3 years old...

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