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Steering Wheel hangs slightly to the right

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ghost.s3, May 12, 2009.

  1. ghost.s3
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    [May 12, 2009]
    I know this really shouldn't bother me, but it does. My steering wheel hangs ever so slightly to the right when I'm going absolutely straight. And if I position it so that it's centered, the car goes slightly left. Does anyone else have this issue? Or is it a wheel balance / alignment issue?
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    [May 12, 2009]
    get your wheels aligned and make sure they lock the wheel in the centre position
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    Cool - thanks. Will do.
    Cheers bro
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    By other halfs TT does this and it bugs the hell out of me. I keep telling her to take it in and get sorted but she never does......grrrr.

    Real pet hate of mine!.
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    [May 13, 2009]
    I have this issue i have had all my wheels alligned and balanced still same problem! its since i got it lowered but i have bigger issues with the engine blowing up so dont really care about it at the moment as driving it but advice would help
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    If I'd had the wheels aligned then I'd be popping the steering wheel off and moving it round a spline or so.
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    yeah just thought of this, it would have to be more than half a spline's degrees out though (IYKWIM) to improve the situation

    edit to say: But this might have an effect on the steering angle sensor's readings (although it would probably be a negligable effect)
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    [May 14, 2009]
    I wouldn't recommend adjusting the steering wheel as you're not solving the root cause of the problem. Best bet is sto get your wheels balanced and aligned by a pro, its surprising how many companies do it wrong/badly.
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