Help. Steering wheel isnt aligne

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Help. Steering wheel isnt aligne

Post by Finsv » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:23 pm

I replaced my steering wheel to a mfsw and think i may have knocked thw slip ring now my steering wheel is now not centre when driving straight. How can this be fixed ? Can any one help ? I cant find anything on here.

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Help. Steering wheel isnt aligne

Post by r1lea » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:36 pm

The slip ring doesn’t centre the wheel mate
Sounds like you haven’t centred it correctly on the spline
There is a mark on the wheel and a mark on the shaft, they need to be lined up

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Re: Help. Steering wheel isnt aligne

Post by Bionicman » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:51 pm

Just remove the airbag and have a look to see if its lined up correctly as mentioned above. I can't see a problem moving it a notch either way on the spline though to correct it, however maybe someone on here will tell us why you can't do that. If your old steering wheel lined up correctly then the new one should too.

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Re: Help. Steering wheel isnt aligne

Post by Finsv » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:04 pm

thanks just done it and seen.
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Re: Help. Steering wheel isnt aligne

Post by karlos0891 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:56 pm

you should always line the marks up and have tracking checked if the steering wheel is not straight. if you move the steering wheel so the marks dont line up there is a slim chance you can damaged the ribbon in the slip ring. i have seen it where someone moved the steering wheel instead of tracking then went full lock round a corner and had error lights appear.


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Re: Help. Steering wheel isnt aligne

Post by Aldis » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:40 pm

You have 2 solutions.
1st (easy one): remove stearing wheel, rotate it 1 or 2 notches left/right and put it back.
if that cannot compansate EXACTLY to point you want it then ....

2nd (hard one): Go to garage where guys adjust tilt/trim of wheels. Make one side of stearing rod 1/6 (for example) of turn longer, other shorter for the same ammount. Wheel alignment wont change but position of stearing wheel will.

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