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MG MGF Technical - Steering wheel alignment
Was wondering wether it is possible to replace a S wheel and incorrectly align it. The reason I ask is that i recently changed mine and when i replaced it i noted that the spleen and the recepter on the wheel itself had a notch that seemed to ensure that the wheel could only be placed correctly.
recently however, I have noticed that the wheel often apears to be slightly inclined to the left. Never noticed this before.
Could this be a tracking issue or is it possible to misalign the steering wheel?
|Multi-tooth shaft (spelling?) is there, no single notch.|
>slightly inclined to the left
Might be 40 to 50 of tooth. So one out may result in more than 7 to 8 degrees misalignement. Not just _slightly_
I'd bet on tracking. Wherein I'd recommend to check at first for worn ball joints, wheel bearings and rubber bushes before having a track alignement.
|Thanks for thie swift reply Dieter.|
On your picture of the wheel at the shaft end there is a notch visible. This is what I was refering to. On the end of the steering wheel shaft is a protruding notch which i assume mates with the one on the wheel. I was under the impression that if these were aligned properly the wheel will be fitted correctly. I may of course be wrong?
Anyway, going to have another look at the weekend.
The car is a new TF so I would hope the tracking is all ok.
|>at the shaft end there is a notch visible.3|
The both notches are the _drive_ for the rotary coupler. Between these notches and the coupler is a kind of washer with upright bent brackets.
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>The car is a new TF so I would hope the tracking is all ok.
Tony, it's an MG !! ;)
|Yes those are the notches. So if I adjust the wheel by a tooth I will still be able to align the notches correctly? Sorry if I'm being little thick!|
Re; tracking I'm having x power springs fitted next week so tracking should be put right if needed.
|Ok so I worked it out the coupler rotates so that the notches can be aligned. So adjustment to the steering wheel is of course possible.|
Trouble is getting it right is tricky! and a matter of trial and error.
This thread was discussed between 31/10/2005 and 06/11/2005
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