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DaveK2

Steering wheel offset to right

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Hi again All!

I introduced myself about a month ago as a new member, hope everyone is well. I had my 2003 S Type 2.5 serviced (and a quite comprehensive report back) and needless To say I looked at a replacement 2005 S Type 3.0 today. Test drive was lovely but the steering wheel is ‘offset’ to the right slightly when in a straight line. Any ideas from you experts? It’s getting MOT’d Monday then serviced and detailed and hopefully I’ll be the proud owner/driver by the end of this week. Bit worried about this ‘offset’ though and what could be causing it. Looking forward to attending some meetings when they start. My 2003 is my second Jaguar (18 months owned now) and I can’t even think of purchasing anything else, no other make puts ‘that’ smile on my face but I’m concerned about this issue. Any advice/guidance would be very welcome.

Thanks in advance

Dave K

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Assuming the steering wheel hasn't been removed and replaced a notch or two away from it's original position, my guess is that the tracking is out. Check for uneven wear on the front tyres and ask if the track rod ends have been replaced - if they haven't been put on in exactly the same position then that could be the cause.. I'd also check for wheel damage, which could indicate a substantial kerb whack resulting in a bent track rod, then I'd request a 4-wheel alignment check - all before buying it.

Good luck!

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Hi Mark

Thanks very much for the info. I’ll be having the conversation tomorrow, really appreciate your help with this, want to get the right S Type this time! 

Dave K

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In my last car, hitting a huge pothole at night resulted in offset steering wheel - it required the alignment to be re done to correct it.

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Thanks PJ. I certainly want it right before I hand over the hard earned cash! Hopefully I’ll be posting some pics this week of my replacement S.

Dave K

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