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Old 10-15-2015, 01:05 PM   #1
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Steering wheel not center

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I just changed my left front coffing arm, the old one had some play, now the steering wheel is not center after installed the new one.
Is it normal? there were no "Spacer" alignment in front, only at the rear coffin arms(Control arm)

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Old 10-15-2015, 02:58 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what a "coffing" arm is, but you probably changed the toe-in when you replaced whatever that part was. You need an alignment to correct the problem.
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I'm not sure what a "coffing" arm is, but you probably changed the toe-in when you replaced whatever that part was. You need an alignment to correct the problem.
Hi, i was writing wrong, its coffin arm(they call it because it looks like coffin) its lower control arm.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:48 PM   #4
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+1, a front end alignment can fix that. I would mention it to them or they might "fix" the other side and leave you with a crooked steering wheel.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:17 PM   #5
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When you installed the coffin arm, did you lower the car on its suspension before you tightened the bolt securing the arm to the chassis? The arm must not be tightened with the suspension in the "hanging" position but as it sits on its wheels.
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I just had both arms replaced along with the sway bar links. It also had a off steering wheel.An alignment fixed it. Unfortunately the rear is on the limit for any more adjustment . But my guy says it`s fine and it is a 16 yr old car.
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:18 AM   #7
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When you installed the coffin arm, did you lower the car on its suspension before you tightened the bolt securing the arm to the chassis? The arm must not be tightened with the suspension in the "hanging" position but as it sits on its wheels.
No, i did not, Thanks for the tip

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