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A4 2.0 TDI Steering wheel not quite centred !


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Hi,

Just picked up an A4 2.0 TDI Sline on a 56 (2006) plate. Now I've had it few days I've noticed the steering wheel is not centred and rests (when crusing) slightly to the right which I'm finding very annoying.

Does anyone know if this can be adjusted, so the steering wheel is correctly centred ?

thanks,

Andy.

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Adjusted? no... take steering wheel off and put on straight... yes. I'd be wondering whats caused it not to be straight in the first place!?!

Me too......Well in my case it was the brutal removal of a knackered wheel nut........Basically I had to have a wheel nut drilled off after I`d rounded it in a vain attempt to remove the wheel and replace it with the spare after a puncture.....I was warned by the mechanic at the local tyre centre who eventually managed to remove the wheel that I should get the steering and front suspension correctly aligned at the dealer as it would`t surprise him if the steering was a bit off centre.....How bloomin right he was.

If the geometry is out then don`t even bother wasting your time adjusting the steering wheel....I tried it...makes no difference...well it made it worse in my case.....Just get a 4 wheel alignment done at a specialist.....Hopefully any misalignment can be dialed out.....and fingers crossed the suspension has`t been whacked out of alignment....eg heavilly curbed;minor accident.

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Thanks guys, I have some additional concerns which I didn't mention.

The car drifts slightly to the right also. Again I didn't notice this until after I had done the deal, typical.

I took the car for a four wheel laser alignment check which passed with flying colours, so nothing wrong with tracking there.

However, the car does have 3 different tyres brands on which might not help stuff, so where I had the alignment done suggested swapping over the front wheels which did improve things, but its still there.

Currently I have the following tyres

Front left - Mitchelin Pilot

Front right - Acceleta (what the hell are these ?)

Rear left - Dunlop ?

Rear Right Acelata.

Its difficult to know what action to take next without spending too much COIN. Ideally I guess I need to have all the tyres matched before I can complain about any drifting.

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Thanks guys, I have some additional concerns which I didn't mention.

The car drifts slightly to the right also. Again I didn't notice this until after I had done the deal, typical.

I took the car for a four wheel laser alignment check which passed with flying colours, so nothing wrong with tracking there.

However, the car does have 3 different tyres brands on which might not help stuff, so where I had the alignment done suggested swapping over the front wheels which did improve things, but its still there.

Currently I have the following tyres

Front left - Mitchelin Pilot

Front right - Acceleta (what the hell are these ?)

Rear left - Dunlop ?

Rear Right Acelata.

Its difficult to know what action to take next without spending too much COIN. Ideally I guess I need to have all the tyres matched before I can complain about any drifting.

Nice selection of tyres there mate, obviousy last owner didnt care about matching them up. Side wall percentages and types etc along with pressures will effect the tracking a little - matched pairs will let you know if anything else is wrong.

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