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Old 25 Feb 2012, 06:01 pm
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Default 2001 Honda Accord V6 steering alignment issues...help please?

I have already looked up that the steering wheel turned slightly off center but the wheels still going straight is an issue of alignment. The thing is, I can't get the alignment done immediately. Is it safe to drive the car around for a a little less than a week more? The alignment problem happened all of a sudden just a day ago so it's recent.
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Old 25 Feb 2012, 06:18 pm
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If you don't drive it too fast or for very long distances you'll probably be okay but if a front end part has caused the wheels to be out of alignment the front tires will start to wear funny after 50 miles or so and you'll need to have them replaced.Note that sometimes what happens due to play in the steering system is the steering wheel might suddenly go off centre due to stress on the steering but the wheels are still aligned, then suddenly the steering wheel goes back to normal.This is a sign of more then likely a warn bushing or play in the rack etc.















































Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way one way to have a idea how much if any the alignment is off, is drive down a smooth flat road at 30-40 mph and take your hands off of the steering wheel see if the car wants to drive straight and if it drives straight for 1/4 or so then you know the alignment must be still be okay.Another thing to watch for is when you're braking do you feel anything loose in the front end or do you feel anything loose or odd in the steering wheel when turning etc.
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