Steering Wheel Does Not Return To Center. If i turn the wheel, even while driving down the road at 55mph, the steering (not just the steering wheel) keeps me turning, i.e. This too will result in the steering wheel not returning to the center.
Caster does affect the centering of the wheel, but it is not the only thing that does. After the alignment, it would not return to center as you have described. The new gearbox seems to require slightly less force on the steering wheel than the old one to make a turn.
As A Result, You Can Dial In A Small Steering Angle Either Direction And It'll Just Stay There Rather Than Returning To Centre.
If the steering wheel turns itself to the right or left while driving, that’s an incorrect caster setting. Another poster stated that my front strut (s) may be binding, affecting the smooth turning of the wheels, and the steering wheel's inability to come back to it's centerline after making a turn. Similar to how a motorcycle wants to go straight.
You Might Have Noticed That After Making A Turn, When You Release The Steering Wheel It Will Automatically Return To The Central Position.
Wider wheels with a different offset change the scrub radius. We just took in a 2001 grand marq with just shy of 170,000 on the clock. Its sounds as if you are in need of a wheel alignment.
Another Thing That Can Affect The Steering Returning To Center Is The Wheel Offset.
We had my wife's 1985 suburban aligned a while back. Steeringwheel rubbing against directional signal housing. The amount of caster can greatly affect how hard and fast the wheel will return to center.
The Steering Wheel Is Straight When I'm Going Straight.
The steering wheel still does not return after a corner. I cannot believe that with the caster correct the steering wheel should not return. The streering wheel won't return to center after a right or left turn.
Once You Turn The Wheel More Than Maybe 1/8Th Of A Turn, There Is Plenty Return To Centre Force Applied To The Wheel, But As The Force Drops Away As It Nears Centre, It Seems The Tightness Is Enough To Overcome The.
Steering wheel that does not return to normal after turning can be caused by various things. Caster does affect the centering of the wheel, but it is not the only thing that does. They installed caster wedges and all the measurements (caster, camber, and toe) were set on the money.