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      01-04-2019, 08:32 AM   #1
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My steering is driving me crazy!!

I have a 17' 330I with less than 12,000 miles. I had my 4 wheel alignment performed and the dealer told it was found out of spec and was corrected.

So my problem is, Should my steering wheel always be straight. Some roads around my house the steering wheel is straight and the car drives awesome, but most roads the car drives awesome but the steering wheel is turned to the left while driving. Does anyone else have this issue?

Please help, I really feel like there is something wrong but the dealer keeps telling me the car is within spec.

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      01-04-2019, 08:38 AM   #2
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How much crown is there on the roads where the car pulls?
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      01-04-2019, 11:02 AM   #3
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Few of the roads are really crowned, I live in Florida around the waterfront, but most of the roads aren't really crowned.
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If the steering wheel offset to the left is only on those crowned road AND not excessive and is centered when on a flat (no crown) road, probably normal. On a flat road, does it track straight with hands off (but Close ) the wheel?
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      01-05-2019, 08:51 PM   #5
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If the steering wheel offset to the left is only on those crowned road AND not excessive and is centered when on a flat (no crown) road, probably normal. On a flat road, does it track straight with hands off (but Close ) the wheel?
On flat roads it still didn't track straight but I check my tire pressure and the car had 27 psi in the tires so I put it to the correct psi and it's fantastic now
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Mine was out of whack about an inch off center...after alignment it's perfect....how is it on the interstate at speed?
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the car had 27 psi in the tires
You should have gotten a low tire pressure warning long before they got that low. Do a TPMS reset, directions are in your manual.
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uneven tire wear can make a difference as well
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What brand / model / size tires do you have?
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Itís key to use the right tire pressure on all 4 tires - my car didnít like the psi I had after new tire install and after having a bent rim repaired - the repair shop put too much psi in 1 tire and I thought they hadnít fixed the wheel - but once all 4 had the right psi it was perfect
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What brand / model / size tires do you have?
They are the brand that came with the car Continentalcomi5sport. I looked they are not worn uneven
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It’s key to use the right tire pressure on all 4 tires - my car didn’t like the psi I had after new tire install and after having a bent rim repaired - the repair shop put too much psi in 1 tire and I thought they hadn’t fixed the wheel - but once all 4 had the right psi it was perfect
Yes I check that and did the right temperature. It was great for about a week but now it's starting to become off center again. Could be tire pressure again because it's 50 degrees in the morning and then 75 degrees in the afternoon here in Florida. Can't imagine what that does to the tire pressure
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Mine was out of whack about an inch off center...after alignment it's perfect....how is it on the interstate at speed?
The dealer did an alignment and said it's too spec. I don't really do any interstate driving so I won't know for a while about that.
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I'd take it to a local mechanic who specializes in bmws. I'm sure he'll have no problem helping you. The Tampa area has plenty of specialists around. If you feel the steering is off, then it's probably off. What's it like on I-4?
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I'd take it to a local mechanic who specializes in bmws. I'm sure he'll have no problem helping you. The Tampa area has plenty of specialists around. If you feel the steering is off, then it's probably off. What's it like on I-4?
I haven't driven it on any highways since the dealer "fixed" it.
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I'd take it to a local mechanic who specializes in bmws. I'm sure he'll have no problem helping you. The Tampa area has plenty of specialists around. If you feel the steering is off, then it's probably off. What's it like on I-4?
I took my car to be alignment and here is the paper.
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Here Is The Paper. I'm Worried About The Trust Angle. They Said This Was The Best They Can Do. I DON'T WANT MY CAR LOOKING LIKE ITS DOG TRACKING.
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