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Old May 3rd, 2014, 06:16 PM
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Do you know why my steering wheel is looking to the left when I am going in a straight line please.
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Old May 3rd, 2014, 06:47 PM
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Have you had new track rod ends put on? Does it pull to one side?,
If the above are fine, normal case of disconnecting the battery 1st then discont the air bag undo the large centre bolt and the rotate one notch and then reasonble,
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Anyway, after asking the dealer twice to straighten it and them still not getting it right, I popped past the other afternoon to have it sorted out. My goodness how easy. We popped down to the work bay and the mechanic disconnected the battery. Undid two screws behind the steering and removed the airbag unit. He then took an inpatch wrench and loosened the nut on the center of the steering wheel. Removed the steering wheel and shifted it one notch anti- clockwise and put it all back together. Perfect!
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I donít know, I have only just recently bought the car

But by just relocating the steering wheel on the spline, would that mean that the turning cycle would then be more one way than the other, would it be affected by having the track rod ends mismatched on the ends.
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Either something bent through impact? which may cause the car to pull to one side as youre driving?
The tracking been adjusted on one side only instead of equally both sides.
A new track rod end has been fitted, and its position just guessed.

Whoever did it, if its through adjustment/new part fitting, hasnt got a clue how to do the job correctly, and you cant tell me they didnt notice on a test drive.

With the steering wheel not horizontal in the straight ahead position also can affect the indicator cancelling function too, and taking the wheel off and putting it on straight is not the right solution either unless someone has taken the wheel off and not put in on straight of course, that you wont know unless you have it all tracked with alignment equipment, which you should do.
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Anyway, after asking the dealer twice to straighten it and them still not getting it right, I popped past the other afternoon to have it sorted out. My goodness how easy. We popped down to the work bay and the mechanic disconnected the battery. Undid two screws behind the steering and removed the airbag unit. He then took an inpatch wrench and loosened the nut on the center of the steering wheel. Removed the steering wheel and shifted it one notch anti- clockwise and put it all back together. Perfect!

Don't you now find that the indicators self-cancel very early in one direction and late in the other?

So the mechanic only fixed the cosmetic problem of the steering wheel position and not the probably underlying problem that the tracking adjustment had been carelessly done on only one track rod. There is no problem or risk with this, just an annoyance.
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