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Wonky Donkey steering wheel!

Postby Rusty dan » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:30 am

So my steering wheel likes to sit drunk where hands would be almost at 12-4 instead of 10-2 whilst driving but when I park up the wheels are straight and the steering wheel is straight too! Whats that all about?

Mot didnt pick up anything other than a steering rack boot needed changing. Should I first get wheel alignment done and be sure thats ok along with the tracking?

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Re: Wonky Donkey steering wheel!

Postby the edmundator » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:56 am

Yes. Are your tyres the same on the front axle? My Storm had a wonky steering wheel when I got it and as soon as I put a matching pair of tyres on the front it was straight again (without checking tracking etc).


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Re: Wonky Donkey steering wheel!

Postby Rusty dan » Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:08 pm

Cheers Ed, will check that out, I am sure thay are both 185/60/14 but as said will double check


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Re: Wonky Donkey steering wheel!

Postby the edmundator » Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:41 pm

No, I don't mean the same size, I mean the same tread pattern. Mine were both the right size, but different brands of tyre.


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Re: Wonky Donkey steering wheel!

Postby Rusty dan » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:12 pm

Ok will check cheers, both tyres are the same size in any case


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Re: Wonky Donkey steering wheel!

Postby james butler » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:51 pm

unequal tyre pressure and camber can cause this too.
hopefully getting the tracking checked might also be able to tell you something


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Re: Wonky Donkey steering wheel!

Postby duggers » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:12 pm

Get a proper alignment done not just 4 wheel tracking. somewhere with a Hunter hawkeye can set tracking and camber, makes a huge difference.


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