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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-25-2014, 06:42 PM
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Steering wheel problems!

Installed a new steering wheel since my old one was pretty used up and cracked. But i finished installing it and when i turn on the car the wheels are straight and the steering wheel is straight (where its suppose to be). But when i drive i have to maintain the steering wheel turned in order to go straight! What is wrong??
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:03 PM
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I'm guessing you didn't put the wheel on straight.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:03 PM
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But i did thats whats weird
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:12 PM
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There's no other way. You had to have put it on crooked. Sometime the front wheels look straight when you're parked, but they may not be 100% dead on. And of course, if the car is parked at a slight angle, it's going to make it tougher to zero in on.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:13 PM
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Ok thanks i will have to go on a flat surface, remove the steering wheel again and make sure the wheels are actually straight but moving back and forth.
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