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On a 2008 mercury mariner after you replace the torque sensor in the steering column do you have to realign the steering wheel to the rack an pinion i just had the torque sensor replaced and now my st

Dealer replaced the torque sensor i was told this dealer had never replaced one of these yet and i waited 5 days they said come get your vehicle its done and when i got it back i took off down the road and the steering wheel was way off and when i let go of the wheel the vehicle veers to the right side of the road now

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First check the air pressure in both front tires; if they don't match, that can cause the problem. If they do match take it back to the dealer that fixed it and take them for a drive with them driving it. Once they see the problem, tell them to fix it.

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    chris wagner Dec 01, 2014

    It's not the air pressure in the tires I have electronic air monitoring system on the vehicle to notify me if the air pressure is low... I just want to know if you have to realign the steering wheel to the rack and pinion after the steering torque sensor is replaced

  • Coss Dec 01, 2014

    The air pressure sensors only tell you if your tires get below 20psi, they do not operate as you had stated.

  • Coss Dec 01, 2014

    Yes, you are supposed to do an alignment and recalibration when the sensor is replaced. Since the dealer fixed it, have the dealer finish his job.

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Removal and Installation

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.

  1. Remove the 2 fender splash shield bolts.
  1. Remove the 3 fender splash shield pin-type retainers.
  1. Remove the screw and position the fender splash shield aside.
  1. Remove the front turn lamp bulb holder from the lamp assembly.
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  1. Remove the front turn lamp bulb.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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