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Old 11-11-2011, 12:51 AM   #2
Elizabeth
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The steering wheel is attached to the steering rack by a very simple bolt and clamp right at the point where the connection is through the firewall.
IT can be moved anywhere around and the alignment of the wheels is unaffected.

However it should be fully checked on the four wheel alignmeent machine at a dealer, to get the steering wheel perfect.

(a way to do this one's self is drive, and stop with the wheels perfect straight. Then without moving the wheels loosen the pinch bolt and align the steering wheel then retighten the bolt.
(i have done this) but remember this is a critical item. wrong/loose and oops crash...

With the warranty, your dealer should be willing to do this for you.
Putting it on the four wheel alignment machine , and checking that it is within spec.. will also ease your mind about the alignment.

Added: this is a fit and finish, which you should have gone straight back to the dealer ten seconds after driving out of dealer with car to mention.
Fit and finish are harder to get the dealer to fix, usually.
So you will find out if they are a good dealer when you show up and ask.
If they start trying to get out of doing it, they suck.If they set up an appt and do it on the alignment machine and apologize for the car being left going out that way, they are good.
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