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      04-18-2015, 02:17 PM   #1
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Steering wheel just moved on me - and it looks like both tires toed out

I was just sitting at a gas station, and I turned the wheel to see the cluster while the car was off (yea, not the smartest, but my AP was loading a map so I couldn't start).

Anyway, my steering wheel moved maybe 10 minutes to the left. The car still seems to track straight, but the wheel turned on me and isn't center any more.

When I look at the tires, they both look like they're toed out.

What could have slipped? I assume everything is splined and this isn't supposed to happen.

I just crawled underneath and the steer rack is tight (I though maybe it shifted).

On a side note - I did just swap out my coil over springs, so the toe out could be related to changing ride height.

That doesn't explain the steering wheel, though.
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      04-18-2015, 03:37 PM   #2
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Did you do an alignment after the suspension change??
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      04-18-2015, 04:09 PM   #3
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Did you do an alignment after the suspension change??
I did not...yet.

But it has been tracking straight the last 3 days.

I just got underneath. Everything seems tight. The left knuckle to strut bolt was a little looser than I'd like, so I snugged it up.

So to recap - the wheel has been straight the last three days. Turned it hard with the car off, and something moved. It now pulls to the left. Have to keep the wheel at about 1:00 to go straight.

What could've moved? Tie rod? The steering rack was tight. Everything looks good. The joint from the steering column to the rack input was also tight (and splined from pictures, so I doubt that moved.
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      04-19-2015, 05:03 PM   #4
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Check your rear suspension camber and toe settings. That happened to me about a month ago and it wound up being my right rear toe. Make sure everything is tight.
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