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Hello all,

I've just bought myself a Lexus IS200 Sport.

I have to say I am thoroughly chuffed with the car.

1 thing though -

The steering wheel isnt centred when driving in a straight line.

I realise this could be a wheel alignment issue, but I was just wondering if this is a common thing, and if so, anyone offer any tips.

Thanks in advance.

Gav.

PS....I've searched the forum and found loads on wheel alignment issues, but nothing about steering wheel.

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Hello all,

I've just bought myself a Lexus IS200 Sport.

I have to say I am thoroughly chuffed with the car.

1 thing though -

The steering wheel isnt centred when driving in a straight line.

I realise this could be a wheel alignment issue, but I was just wondering if this is a common thing, and if so, anyone offer any tips.

Thanks in advance.

Gav.

PS....I've searched the forum and found loads on wheel alignment issues, but nothing about steering wheel.

1: Welcome to LOC :D

2: My arse in on fire (i live in Hemel Hempsted)... currently on fire :crybaby:

3: Were to start with the steering issue

4:... Sorry, obviously the steering position is of concern to you and we as a club do volunteer help..... i will try and pledge my alegion to the club for you!

The steering wheel assuming geometry is absolute is only cosmetic in position.

But there is a dramatic issue with the geometry on the Lexus that needs to be addressed or at least confirmed...... mate you need to read through 'wheels and tyres' here and evolve your own opinion.... stay wise!

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Have a look: LINK.pdf (Save as...)

Actualy...... with 'thanks' to you this did open an area within the IS that is not as clear as this reports..... :excl:

Front and rear Linear toe should conclude with a central steering wheel.

Cheap as chips

But if you read this instruction in depth it suggests dynamic axle miss-alignment which cannot be measured... the method of correction is to 'mirror' the steering position and then compensate.

So the reason in the eyes of Lexus in some cases is not wheel alignment but Axel alignment, hence the 'free' correction.

That's why the method is so low-tech

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