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This is the document I created for both suspension types.

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I tried to open this and link it goes to some type of spyware site?

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Re: Alignment & Steering wheel

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The best theory I've heard was its made like that so if you fall asleep at the wheel it won't drift to oncoming traffic.

After many alignments by various tyre shops, I've learnt how to do minor adjustments to correct it. I'd say turn both tie rod ends downwards to the front 1/4 of a turn and it should be good. Turn both evenly. Advise to mark it before you attempt it.

Hi Sir,

My steering wheel is turned to the right when going in a straight line. This means, if I centre the wheel, it drifts to the left. This means to correct this, I need to shorten the left hand tie rod and lengthen the right hand tie rod be equal amounts. Could you tell me which way the rods are threaded. Ie, to shorten the left one, which way do I turn and to lengthen the right, which way do I turn? I am tired of never having an aligned wheel. I guess I can try looking at the screw threads but it might be difficult to see which way they are threaded.

Kind wishes,

~Tom
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Re: Alignment & Steering wheel

I have the same issue but after I had Bilstein 5100s installed and suspension aligned. The shop didn't align properly. Before that, it was perfect.
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I have the same issue but after I had Bilstein 5100s installed and suspension aligned. The shop didn't align properly. Before that, it was perfect.

It is indeed very frustrating. It was perfect last year, the dealership checked and recommended aligning and the wheel was crooked. I took it back and it was still crooked and I just accepted it and drove for one year like that. And yesterday they re-did the alignment because I had a wheel bearing failure and now the wheel is even more crooked to the right when going in a straight line. I know all I need to do is make the left one shorter and right longer by equal amounts and the problem is fixed. It is just knowing which way to turn. Still it is annoying that we need to do this ourself because I don't want to waste more time waiting on them to do it incorrectly.

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It is indeed very frustrating. It was perfect last year, the dealership checked and recommended aligning and the wheel was crooked. I took it back and it was still crooked and I just accepted it and drove for one year like that. And yesterday they re-did the alignment because I had a wheel bearing failure and now the wheel is even more crooked to the right when going in a straight line. I know all I need to do is make the left one shorter and right longer by equal amounts and the problem is fixed. It is just knowing which way to turn. Still it is annoying that we need to do this ourself because I don't want to waste more time waiting on them to do it incorrectly.

~Tom
Take it to a reputable independent shop. That may help.
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Re: Alignment & Steering wheel

There is a steering angle sensor adjustment that should be done post-alignment. I had my JGC aligned this morning and that was something that the shop noted on their services summary.
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Re: Alignment & Steering wheel

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Hi Sir,



My steering wheel is turned to the right when going in a straight line. This means, if I centre the wheel, it drifts to the left. This means to correct this, I need to shorten the left hand tie rod and lengthen the right hand tie rod be equal amounts. Could you tell me which way the rods are threaded. Ie, to shorten the left one, which way do I turn and to lengthen the right, which way do I turn? I am tired of never having an aligned wheel. I guess I can try looking at the screw threads but it might be difficult to see which way they are threaded.



Kind wishes,



~Tom


If I remember correctly, mine was turning the tie rod ends toward the rear will pull the steering towards the right. Obviously turn both side evenly, and mark their original positions.
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