: Steering wheel off-center



hulksdaddy
05-29-11, 09:31 PM
In addition to the rubbing/grinding feel of my steering, I noticed today that the wheel is slightly cocked to the left. :bigroll:

BeagleBrains
05-29-11, 10:25 PM
When parking head-in, do not use the impact of your front wheels striking the parking barrier as a measure that you are correctly parked. This repeated bump of your front end suspension slowly knocks your car out of alignment. I call this sound-driving - the driver waits for the sound of impact to measure parking limits. Of course, pot-hole jounces are an unavoidable affect ruining alignment.:mad2:
Get an alignment and specifically request centering of the steering wheel.

hulksdaddy
05-29-11, 10:38 PM
Have never bump-parked, and the car has 600 miles. Came from the factory that way.

Bushidopupil
05-29-11, 11:07 PM
I have the same issue sir.....never bump-parked either. Going to have a 4 wheel alignment some time in the near future and request the steering wheel be centered as well.

hulksdaddy
05-29-11, 11:54 PM
I have the same issue sir.....never bump-parked either. Going to have a 4 wheel alignment some time in the near future and request the steering wheel be centered as well.

What was your build date? Seems we got the same "options". :rant2:

zirotti
05-30-11, 12:45 AM
Hahah! I was noticing the same thing :) It feels like it is rotated slightly to the left a few degrees while the wheels are straight. Glad to know I am not alone.

hulksdaddy
05-30-11, 12:54 AM
Hahah! I was noticing the same thing :) It feels like it is rotated slightly to the left a few degrees while the wheels are straight. Glad to know I am not alone.

Build date?

zirotti
05-30-11, 01:10 AM
No idea. Best way to check?

hulksdaddy
05-30-11, 01:26 AM
Inside drivers door?

zirotti
05-30-11, 01:31 AM
3/11

hulksdaddy
05-30-11, 01:33 AM
Mine is 1/11.

You going to take it to the dealer?

zirotti
05-30-11, 01:35 AM
I am going to have it swapped to the suede wrapped one any way

Domsz06
05-30-11, 01:36 AM
just take it to the dealers guys. It's a simple fix they can do. No worries. shouldn't take more then 30 min of your time.

hulksdaddy
05-30-11, 01:38 AM
just take it to the dealers guys. It's a simple fix they can do. No worries. shouldn't take more then 30 min of your time.

Hope the rubbing/grinding steering feel I have is as well.

Domsz06
05-30-11, 01:40 AM
Hope the rubbing/grinding steering feel I have is as well.

that scares me a bit more.... :( i know the center of a steering wheel is an easy fix... but the rubbing... IDK. I hope it is. Keep us informed plz? :D

hulksdaddy
05-30-11, 01:45 AM
Will do. Doesn't do it standing still, only moving. Also, seems to take a while for it to start, and, I may be imagining this, but turning right seems tougher than turning left. I'm thinking MAYBE the vehicle speed sensor? Goes in on Thursday.