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Aligning steering wheel 2011 sonata

How to realign the steering wheel on a 2011 hyinday sonata?

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  • billy bob Dec 31, 2012

    Thanks for the quick response. The car hit a curb a couple of days ago that threw off the alignment of the wheels and the steering wheel. The wheels were aligned a few days after but the wheel is still slightly off and I would like to realign it myself. Can you point me to some general instructions on how to do this on a 2011 Hyundai Sonata????

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This is best done by an alignment shop, (basically the car goes on a hoist or jack, and lifted off the ground, the technician straightens your steering and then adjust the Caster, Trust Angle and camber back to manufacturers specifications.. you can read about it here http://carguideblog.com/388/what-you-need-to-know-about-car-alignment-car-alignment-101/

this is not something you should do on your own as you will always be off angle without the proper equipment and cause damages to the tires, ends and other rubbers.

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