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Old 03-06-2015, 05:31 PM   #1
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Steering wheel

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A few days ago the dealer replaced both front control arms on my car and since then I am feeling that the steering wheel has some sort of play of looseness. I don't know is hard to describe but the steering wheel doesn't feel the same.

On the papers it says all the dealer did but I don't see anything related to alignment. I asked and they say yes we did align the car but didn't put it on paper.

Do you guys think it could be that the car needs an alignment?

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Old 03-06-2015, 06:21 PM   #2
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Always get everything on paper. Also, you can change the steering feel on these cars. If you had it on Sport, make sure it is still on that, etc.

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Yes it is on sport and thats what worries me the most, .




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Does your car does the same in sport mode?


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Check around in your area and see if anyone offers free alignment checks. Best to get a 2nd opinion. If the alignment shows off, take the paper back to the original shop and ask they redo it.

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Will do that tomorrow. Question, does your car does the same thing when you move the steering wheel?


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No. My steering is pretty tight, idk if having extra suspension stuff helps though. Like the strut tower brace. Cuz my car has that stuff.

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Ah ok, thanks


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My wife usually complains when driving my car due to the steering firmness. You could try toggling the steering firmness on your cluster to see if that resets it maybe? Just spit ballin at this point.

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Already did too jaja. I already make an appointment for a free alignment check at good year tomorrow at 9am. I hope the problem is just the alignment and not something worse


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This doesn't necessarily apply to the OP's concern, but another big thing affecting steering feel is tires. When I switch to my winter wheels, the steering feels all squishy and soft because of how soft the compound is on snow tires (this without making any other changes to the car). Last year, when I switched back to my summer wheels, I was weirded out by all the steering feel I finally got back...actually spent a couple of days thinking there was something wrong with my EPAS rack...LOL.
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Here is a print out alignment at good year.

For what they told me and I understand the car is off completely

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Take that back to the original shop and ask for them to get it within specs. Also, does your car pull to a side alot?

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Will do that, and no I dont feel the car pulling to one side more than the other. What I feel is what I showed on the video. That even on sport mode the steering is not as tight as before.


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I'll bet the dealer never actually did an alignment.
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Here is a print out alignment at good year.

For what they told me and I understand the car is off completely

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Did you happen to ask them if alignment would effect the feel of the steering wheel when the car is not moving? I wouldn't have thought it would.
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My 2012 is all stock and in sport mode the steering is super tight. My fiancé complains about it and changes it to comfort or normal when she drives it.


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My 2012 is all stock and in sport mode the steering is super tight. My fiancé complains about it and changes it to comfort or normal when she drives it.


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My 2012 is all stock and in sport mode the steering is super tight. My fiancé complains about it and changes it to comfort or normal when she drives it.


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Never knew we had this feature. Just set mine to sport. Awesome, still learning new things about my car 2 years later 👍
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