Steering wheel off centre

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Steering wheel off centre

Post by Pinch » Wed May 06, 2015 4:39 pm

As above, my wheel is off centre when the wheels are straight. However, going full left to full right has the wheel in the same position at full extension.

Tracking? Or get the wheel off and realign?

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Re: Steering wheel off centre

Post by geezer » Wed May 06, 2015 5:59 pm

I'd take wheel off and realign, has it been taken off at any point?

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Re: Steering wheel off centre

Post by gprent » Wed May 06, 2015 7:57 pm

no no no no....... leave the steering wheel where it is, and go get the tracking done.
lots of safety issues regarding steering wheel removal. there's absolutely no need to do it unless someone has tacken it off without your knowing.

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Re: Steering wheel off centre

Post by Pinch » Fri May 08, 2015 5:46 pm

Well, it has a touran dash so at some point the wheel has been off.
Lock to lock and the wheel faces down both sides.
Tracking I feel. Will update when inspected. I don't fancy getting the wheel off. My Touran is awaiting a cruise control stalk, had the wheel off before to inspect. PITA.

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Re: Steering wheel off centre

Post by dubvan » Sat May 09, 2015 2:20 pm

I've had my tracking done twice and wheel isn't straight, grates on my OCD like you wouldn't believe. And they even used the wheel clamp between steering wheel and seat!!! :evil:

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Re: Steering wheel off centre

Post by torque777 » Sat May 09, 2015 4:10 pm

I have same issue, I've had tracking done a few times and not got it right yet, I just live with it now lol

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Re: Steering wheel off centre

Post by horace01 » Sat May 09, 2015 11:25 pm

First thing I would do is remove the airbag and check the marks on the wheel and the hub are aligned.

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If they are then start looking at other issues.

I had tracking and alignment done and was pretty much told that "all VW's are like that" Won't be going back to that place again!

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Re: Steering wheel off centre

Post by Euro Technika » Sun May 10, 2015 9:11 am

Yep Horace is 100% correct

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Re: Steering wheel off centre

Post by dubvan » Sun May 10, 2015 1:50 pm

Ah, I might ask dealer to do that next time the vans in. Cheers, Horace.

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