When driving along a straight and level road the steering wheel is off center but the car steers true?

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It is the pull to the left or right from the camber of the road that you have to adjust for hence the wheel will be either slightly left or slightly right. On a flat tarmac it will be in the centre provided your steering wheel has been correctly fitted.

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Is it safe to drive a car with a shaky steering wheel?

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Car Wheels on a Gravel Road was created on 1998-06-30.

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I experienced the same problem with my ford. After checking out a couple things i discovered during a tire rotation that i had a bent rim. These happen when you hit potholes. I was able to replace the rim with a re-tooled one (saved me about $100) and the vibration immediately stopped. The bend w...

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Answer: My brilliant cousin reckons when you first turn the key on and start it up, it just tests whether the temperature light is working.

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Why does your car while driving just completely shut off; lightspower steering and acceleration everything?

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The steering wheel is used to aim the car in the direction that you want to go. Simply put, it is used to steer the car.

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What is the difference between front wheel drive and rear wheel drive in cars?

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When turning your steering wheel to left you hear a click and feel a thump?

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When driving down the road your car makes a squeaking sound when it hits bumps in the road?

You should check the struts.

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What is the best off road car?

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How do you get the steering wheel off of a 97 Toyota T100?

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What is the name for a bend in a straight road?

a curve...Well that could be an answer however it is not possible to have a bend or a curve 'in' a straight road. A curve or bend is, by definition, after the end of one straight section and before the beginning of the next; so it can not be 'in' a straight road.

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What is it when your car vibrates while turning the steering wheel?

Losse wheel, worn bearing, or more than likely, a worn CV joint.

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When the car is cold it starts but when it gets hot it turns off?

Sounds like you have radiator trouble. Have you checked the fluid level in the radiator?

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