steering wheel tilted towards the driver side?

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  1. Will

    Will Active Member

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    I was looking at my steering wheel and it looks like it is tilted towards the driver side door on a angle. There is a bigger gap where the steering column meets the dash on right side. Anybody know why?
     
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    I've always felt mine was tilted a tad too. I bet its just our eyes playing tricks.
     
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    They all look like it.

    Trust me.
     
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    1997GT4.6 Well-Known Member

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    Unless it is actually tilted. Mine is currently. I just had my steering rack go out and when installing the tie rod ends I just eyeballed the wheel from outside because I kept having to go under the car and try to line up the wheels. But it should get taken care of during the alignment.
     
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    I believe the OP is talking about the steering column actually pointing toward the drivers side, not just the steering wheel being off center.
     
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    Probably from someone pulling on the wheel to adjust how their posture? My steering wheel looks straight.
     
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    I've always wondered that as well but just thought it was an optical illusion.
     
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    I started a thread about this once. Ended up fixing it by cracking the bolts that hold the column on, and shifting it back over. Mine was terrible, i don't remember it being that bad.....no idea what could have shifted it.
     
  9. Will

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    Do you have the link to the thread?

    I have about 1/2 inch gap on the right side of the steering column and no gap on the left side. The steering wheel is defenetly tilting towards the driver side door. I'm not sure if it's just a lack of fit and finish from Ford or if its that way on purpose. It sounds like a common thing though.
     
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    Mine is like that too. Just thought it was a ford thing. My dads 95 Lincoln mark viii has the same thing
     
  11. Will

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    So it's normal then. Thanks for the quick response everybody.
     
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    http://www.sn95forums.com/showthread.php?62562-Steering-Wheel-Issue
     
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    Thanks. I was finally able to unsee it.
     
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    Pretty normal...my car is slightly tilted too...I can ignore it.