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Old 03-30-2011, 07:37 PM
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Like the title says. My steering wheel is turned a little bit while driving straight. ive noticed this about a month ago. I dont remember anything that would cause it. like hitting a curb or anything. I am going to check my tie rods tomorrow and make sure they are straight and dont have a bent one. Is there anything else that would cause this?

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Old 03-30-2011, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: steering wheel turned while going straight

Its possible that when it was last aligned, the mechanic didn't make sure the wheel was straight before he started. I would have it re aligned.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:42 PM
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Get an alignment, also check your power steering out?
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:56 PM
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Its possible that when it was last aligned, the mechanic didn't make sure the wheel was straight before he started. I would have it re aligned.
Havent got an alignment in over 3 years. steering wheel has been straight up till about a month ago

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Get an alignment, also check your power steering out?
my power steering out? as in check to see if i have power steering fluid? or
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:57 PM
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Oh yea i forgot to mention that if i let go of the wheel the truck stays straight it doesnt pull to any side but the steering wheel stays turned like it is.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:57 PM
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by "checking it out" I mean make sure everything is working correctly.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:58 PM
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by "checking it out" I mean make sure everything is working correctly.
Gotcha, 12 hr day roofing today has me retarted
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:59 PM
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No problem. Also had a long day. lol
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:06 PM
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Does this help at all with what it could possibly be
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Oh yea i forgot to mention that if i let go of the wheel the truck stays straight it doesnt pull to any side but the steering wheel stays turned like it is.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:08 PM
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No that shouldnt be a factor. Just get it re aligned, its gonna run about 50 bucks.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:09 PM
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i personally wouldnt worry about it. ive had trucks do this. as long as it steers tight and goes down the road straight it shouldnt be a problem
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Default Re: steering wheel turned while going straight

Mine does the same thing since I bought it. My alignment is good just steering wheel is off a tooth or 2 on the spline
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:22 PM
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Mine does the same thing since I bought it. My alignment is good just steering wheel is off a tooth or 2 on the spline
But does a steering wheel all of a sudden move a tooth or 2 like you said because my wheel was straight at one time. and DB ill be getting a alignment come May when i get my new tires and rims
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:26 PM
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Coolio, in the meantime it wont do anything to the steering. Youll be fine but if you are like me, shit like this pisses you off. lol
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:07 PM
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Coolio, in the meantime it wont do anything to the steering. Youll be fine but if you are like me, shit like this pisses you off. lol
yes this has been bugging me now for the last few weeks
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