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 Post subject: Steering wheel not straight........
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:24 am 
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I had a wee crash a while ago in my EBII. The crash broke an engine mount causing the motor to move and the extractors hit the steering rod thing and bend it a wee bit. Since then i'v replaced the steering Rod thing with a good one but the steering wheel still is tillted slightly to the left i tiny bit while driving striaght........
The crash was not a bad one but it did manage to destroy my frond bumper when hitting the bank.....I dont think the car is bent...... Well I hope its not because i'v just put an AU VCT motor in it.
Has anyone got any ideas on what i should replace?
I wasnt to sure witch forum to post this in.
Regards Caleb
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 Post subject: Re: Steering wheel not straight........
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:01 am 
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As long as the wheel alignment is ok, then nothing is actually out of whack.

In an EB, the steering wheel is mounted on a spline, and can be pulled off and put back on one spline around to straighten the wheel.

But make sure you have had a wheel alignment done first.

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 Post subject: Re: Steering wheel not straight........
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:50 am 
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Cool so getting a wheel aligment will be able to tell me if the cars bent or not......
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 Post subject: Re: Steering wheel not straight........
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:57 am 
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duvauchellemotors wrote:
Cool so getting a wheel aligment will be able to tell me if the cars bent or not......


No, it will make sure the front wheels are setup with the correct geometry.

Do you have any pics of the damage?

It may be cheaper to source a straight car and start again.

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