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[Mgs] How to "align" the steering wheel?

Subject: [Mgs] How to "align" the steering wheel?
From: mvheim at (Max Heim)
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 16:36:37 -0700
If it was just the steering wheel, I would remove the horn button, remove
the big nut, pull the wheel and reset it on the splines. But this won't
change the turn signal behavior -- the autocancel boss is on the steering
column shaft somewhere. This fact should tell you that the shaft is not
centered. Which might well mean that the alignment shop has one tie rod set
longer than the other (it's hard to make them give a hoot when it is
tracking straight regardless -- the real trick is to get it tracking
straight WITH THE WHEEL CENTERED, but they often don't want to believe
this). Can you compare your turning radius, righthand versus lefthand?


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Menlo Park, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

PS: My signals have never autocancelled, so I recenter the wheel all the

on 5/11/12 1:52 PM, Andrew B. Lundgren at lundgren at wrote:

> I have a '70 B.
> As long as I have had the car, you have to hold the wheel at about 5
> degrees to the right to go straight.  I had the front end aligned a
> while back, and I don't think it is out.
> My turn signal auto cancel is also impacted by the wheel not pointing
> straight when the car is going straight.
> How do you align the steering wheel so that when you hold it straight,
> the car goes straight?
> Thanks!
> --
> Andrew

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