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Steering wheel off center after alignment!

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by MTRock, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Feb 28, 2020 at 11:04 AM
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    MTRock

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    We installed the ToyTec Boss kit. Did a crude alignment and drove it about 50-75 miles then re torqued. Steering wheel was perfect before and after kit installation. After the tire shop aligned the steering wheel is now about 5 degrees to the left! 2 trips said they can’t fix it! Has to get hooked up to a Toyota computer! WTF!!! Called BS! Shitty alignment or??!184571D1-0753-4EEE-AECA-468CB5A2E315.jpg
     
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  2. Feb 28, 2020 at 11:19 AM
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    They can definitely fix it. Just needs to adjust the tie rod ends. =bad alignment
     
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  3. Feb 28, 2020 at 11:21 AM
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    Exact what I told them....took it back in the shop for 30mins then said he can’t fix it!
     
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  4. Feb 28, 2020 at 11:24 AM
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    Small town only 2 tire shops. I’ll be going to the other one Monday!
     
  5. Feb 28, 2020 at 12:38 PM
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    Brutal! Sorry to hear that. Hopefully the other gets it for you
     
  6. Feb 28, 2020 at 12:51 PM
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    Thanx man! Just had to vent a little?
     
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  7. Feb 28, 2020 at 1:11 PM
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    The fact he couldnt center the wheel is enough to warrant having someone else check the alignment specs. Also, check how the truck handles a road crown. Sometimes these shops just set it and never test it against road crown pull and brake pull.
     
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  8. Feb 28, 2020 at 1:24 PM
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    Crown is good slight brake pull to the right. Can’t say I’m impressed! Blamed it on the new coil overs! I guess if the other place can’t fix it we do have A WalMart here!!!
     
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  9. Mar 3, 2020 at 3:48 PM
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    Took it to the other shop fixed in 20 mins!
     
  10. Mar 3, 2020 at 4:29 PM
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    Not sure if the guy that did the first alignment is the owner or not but if not it might be worth an email to the owner to let them know they have an incompetent alignment technician under their employment that forced you to go to another alignment shop to fix his work. Maybe they'll refund you the cost of your proper alignment.
     
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  11. Mar 3, 2020 at 5:23 PM
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    Full on!
     
  12. Mar 3, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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    Hopefully you paid with a CC and have some recourse.
     
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    Yeah that's like 20 degrees...my wheel is off by 5 degrees depending on road crown and it drives me crazy at a fraction of that angle. If that's the best they could do...well they suck.
     
  14. Mar 3, 2020 at 7:22 PM
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    I’m the owner. Will be going there in the AM for my $85!
     
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  15. Mar 3, 2020 at 8:35 PM
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    That’s good it got fixed.
     
  16. Mar 4, 2020 at 1:32 PM
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    Refund $85 is in the mail..
     
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