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Old 01-12-15, 07:40 PM   #1
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My steering wheel is turned about 30 degrees to the left to go straight.. When the wheel is straight my car goes way to the right. Where can I take my car to have it fixed/what's wrong?!
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Old 01-12-15, 08:15 PM   #2
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Could be just alignment or could be multiple reasons. Take to alignment shop and have them check entire front end, (or take to mechanic) make sure you fix worn parts before you align then get an alignment
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Old 01-13-15, 07:51 AM   #3
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An alignment will fix this. Just make sure to relay that to the shop you take it to. I recommend Sears since they warranty their alignments. I dont know about other shops but I would definitely NOT take it to a Toyota or Lexus dealership for an alignment unless you are a "dealer maintenance only" type of person. I had mine done at Toyota and 3 weeks later it was out of alignment and they told me to muck off or pay them to redo it. Sears warranties theirs for 6 months I think and it was around the same price, $70 ish?
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Old 01-13-15, 08:37 AM   #4
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Nah, just take some of the air out of the left side tires. That'll cancel out the pull to the right and the car will drive straight.

(man, do I have to think for everybody? - lol)
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Old 01-13-15, 10:36 AM   #5
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might have a loose universal/swivel joint in your steering column. sam pretty much covered everything

i have a lifetime alignment thing. definitely worth it. i got it because i was chasing a front end wobble and in the end i replaced everything.
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Old 01-13-15, 06:03 PM   #6
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Try to align first. For the most part the alignment shop should tell you if something a wrong.
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Old 01-20-15, 05:58 AM   #7
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Nah, just take some of the air out of the left side tires. That'll cancel out the pull to the right and the car will drive straight.

(man, do I have to think for everybody? - lol)
That sounds pretty idiotic to me.


Get the alignment bro. Like I said Sears will treat you right. Tell them about the steering wheel and they'll fix it. $70 and you'll be back on the road again.
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Old 01-20-15, 09:22 AM   #8
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That sounds pretty idiotic to me.


Get the alignment bro. Like I said Sears will treat you right. Tell them about the steering wheel and they'll fix it. $70 and you'll be back on the road again.
I think he may have been joking dude......
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Old 01-20-15, 10:06 PM   #9
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That sounds pretty idiotic to me.


Get the alignment bro. Like I said Sears will treat you right. Tell them about the steering wheel and they'll fix it. $70 and you'll be back on the road again.
Sears? The place you wait three hours to get your tires rotated? Are you serious? Next thing you are going to say something good about pep boys aren't you?
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i cant **** with shops in general. they pretty much only do my alignents and some paint
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