REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Auto Chat

Vancouver Auto Chat 2016 VAC Community Head Moderator: Raid3n

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-04-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
Unauthourized Spammer
 
Chuck Norris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: .
Posts: 494
Thanked 64 Times in 20 Posts
Alignment or something worse?

Not sure if I am posting in the right section.

So I put stock tires and wheels on my car after my recent situation and the car steering is messed up big time.

When I drive it, I have to hold the wheel 45 degrees to the left to get the car to go straight and it pulls pretty hard to the right. If I let go, the car essentially makes a hard right turn.

Is this something that can be fixed with alignment? At first I was thinking yes but then I thought it must be something more serious since the steering isn't just a little bit out of whack.

The steering itself is fine meaning it will turn it's normal circle in either direction it's just like the rack and center point have been misaligned in a big way.

Where could I get this fixed ASAP since this is the only car I have and I need it for work.

Any help is appreciated.
Advertisement
Chuck Norris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
RS.net, where our google ads make absolutely no sense!
 
blacK20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 927
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
So all you did was put the stock tire+wheels back on the car and now the steering is all off? I assume it was perfectly fine with the previous set of wheels+tires?
blacK20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 08:55 PM   #3
RS.net, where our google ads make absolutely no sense!
 
blacK20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 927
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Just noticed the previous thread and saw you have a s2000 which has a factory stagger. You sure you didn't the wrong wheels on the wrong corner of the car?
blacK20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 10:40 PM   #4
Need to Seek Professional Help
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 604
Posts: 1,049
Thanked 160 Times in 80 Posts
45 deg is a lot of lock. Are you running the same tire/wheel on each side of the axle? (from the other thread you say two wheels were jacked - front, back or both on one side?)

Did you hit anything? Boulder? Pothole? Cute and fuzzy animal-turned-moist-red-spot?

Assuming your wheel/tire situation is relatively straight, I'd first check for any obvious suspension damage and then I'd go to a good alignment place who hopefully would be able to tell me if All Was Right.
Blinky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 11:06 PM   #5
Unauthourized Spammer
 
Chuck Norris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: .
Posts: 494
Thanked 64 Times in 20 Posts
It has nothing to do with staggered wheels.

My only guess is that somehow the damage was done when the thieves stole my wheels. It would be comparable to when you hit a huge pot hole but this seems way worse. I took a look at the control arms and everything and nothing looks out of place. Its as if the steering rack was knock over to create this problem.

If that's the case (lets say when someone hits a pothole or a curb) will alignment usually fix it within a threshold or is it usually a time when you have to repair the steering mechanism itself?
Chuck Norris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 11:12 PM   #6
Captain Happy Bubble is my Homeboy
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 330
Thanked 97 Times in 34 Posts
If you do an alignment it will show you what is wrong with the steering. It sounds like something is bent. Since it seems as you have a honda there is no adjustments for anything except for toe adjustment. I would say it is not going to be cheap. Did you have an ICBC claim when your vehicle was stolen? If you do you should get them to fix the damage.
Impreza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 11:18 PM   #7
Unauthourized Spammer
 
Chuck Norris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: .
Posts: 494
Thanked 64 Times in 20 Posts
Yeah it sounds like somehow something got damaged. I have no idea how.

Any places you can recommend that I should take this to to get fixed?
Chuck Norris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 11:23 PM   #8
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 3,464
Thanked 814 Times in 319 Posts
sounds like a steering/suspension component got damaged. if it was just a bent rim from potpole, u'll get a killer wheel vibration, not constant 45 degree pull to 1 side. check out tie rod, control arm. shouldnt be too hard to tell if you jack up the arm see if anything's really messed. 45 is quite a bit so you should see a noticeable damage if there is any. If it looks fine prolly center the steering and see if the steering column is messed up.
__________________
P H O T O G R A P H E R
www.jacksonzhao.com
J____ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2010, 11:33 PM   #9
Unauthourized Spammer
 
Chuck Norris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: .
Posts: 494
Thanked 64 Times in 20 Posts
Cost? Place to go? I was thinking I wasn't going to bother with insurance but the more I look into it, I think I'm going to have to claim it. I didn't want anything on the report since it's clean title but whatever. Nothing I can do about it now so.
Chuck Norris is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net