I've started to notice that my 2006 R52's alignment stays slightly off toward whatever direction I had just steered, especially to the left. Turning the other direction will usually straighten out the alignment.
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Could do, or it might be a stiff ball joint, got water in it and beginning to sieze? although you can get a similar noise in cold weather from the ball joint rubber gaiters, a quick spray with something like WD40 will cure that.
The steering if set up correctly should automatically tend to self centre after a turn, thats what the caster angles for, so unless its worn, incorrectly set or somethings worn/seizing or say a wheel has hit the kerb at sometime?
I'm sure the vehicle has hit a curb before because the when we bought it used the wheels already had curb rash. I would think though that curb misalignment would only keep the alignment to one side, not like in this case where it misaligns toward the last direction I turned a high degree toward. I'll try WD40 on the ball joints and let you know if this works.
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