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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Steering wheel not centered in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; The steering wheel on my 68 is off center by about 90 degrees. The side of it is blocking the ...
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    sams2100 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Steering wheel not centered

    The steering wheel on my 68 is off center by about 90 degrees. The side of it is blocking the view of the speedometer when driving straight down the road. Also the turn signals seem to click off too soon which may be due to the wheel not being centered, but not sure.

    Is it easy to adjust this?

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    Re: Steering wheel not centered

    When the front end is lined up they should make sure that it is centered.. But if your not going to get it lined up because all the parts are tight , what I have done is just pull off the steering wheel and put it back straight.. Should not be too hard on a 68.

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    Re: Steering wheel not centered

    Pulling the steering wheel and re-installing it on a different spline can get you close, but your turn signals will still not cancel properly.
    You'll need to get an alignment done to get it centered so that the signals cancel properly.

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    Re: Steering wheel not centered

    Depends WHY the wheel is not centered. A normal wheel alignment does not include pulling the steering wheel off.

    If someone had their paws in the column and did not mark the wheel before pulling then all it would need is to be re-clocked.

    Could also mean real problems in the steering/suspension.

    What's the history if these items?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ape Man View Post
    Depends WHY the wheel is not centered. A normal wheel alignment does not include pulling the steering wheel off.

    If someone had their paws in the column and did not mark the wheel before pulling then all it would need is to be re-clocked.

    Could also mean real problems in the steering/suspension.

    What's the history if these items?
    I have no history of it, the previous owners dad owned it and he passed away. It has a date in the shop next week, so will see what they discover with it then I guess.

    Thanks for the insight into the possible problems with it.

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    Re: Steering wheel not centered

    OK. Make sure they know the wheel is off center before they do anything.

    Best of luck.

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