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    Alright.. know nothing about cars. Just npticed my steering wheel does not sit level when driving in the straigh ahead direction but has about 3-5 degrees of turn to the right on it. Right hand lower than left... K?
    Do you adjust this at the wheel or at the wheels?And how? Modern peugeot... 4 years old. In the olden days I would remove the wheel and replace rotated back on the spline.

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    Get suspension components and wheel alignment checked.

    May have damaged components due to the super smooth roads we have in Oz

    Steering wheel position also dependent on road camber as well

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    OK....a few more details wouldn't go astray
    What year, what model??
    If while driving in a straight ahead position, thew steering wheel is kocked
    off a bit?
    have you hit any big holes lately or hit a kerb?
    You may need to get your front wheel alignment checked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhaw View Post
    Alright.. know nothing about cars. Just npticed my steering wheel does not sit level when driving in the straigh ahead direction but has about 3-5 degrees of turn to the right on it. Right hand lower than left... K?
    Do you adjust this at the wheel or at the wheels?And how? Modern peugeot... 4 years old. In the olden days I would remove the wheel and replace rotated back on the spline.
    That is possible solution.

    However I'd have the front end alignment checked before making any "adjustments"

    An off centre steering wheel can be a sign of of wheel alignment issues.
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    Just needs a toe-in adjustment, where the tie rods can be used to fine tune the position of the steering wheel.
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    Get an alignment first - just to echo the other replies. I recently had this exact situation. Driving dead straight the wheel was about 3-5 off centre (straight) after fitting the new control arms and getting an alignment the wheel now sits straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowpugV2 View Post
    Get an alignment first - just to echo the other replies. I recently had this exact situation. Driving dead straight the wheel was about 3-5 off centre (straight) after fitting the new control arms and getting an alignment the wheel now sits straight.
    A lot of owners don't realise how easy it is to get a misalignment on modern cars by just hitting a curb or pothoie
    Get alignment checked first as it may be hiding other damage....even if it's only four years old.
    Once the alignment is checked, then you may need to re-align the steering wheel on the splines but this is rare unless somebody else has been fiddling or there is hidden accident damage.
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    Ive hit some awesome curbs and islands in 40K of ubering in the dark. New tyres very soon so alignment it is. Hope I havent bent too much. She still drives well 2008 Active
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhaw View Post
    Ive hit some awesome curbs and islands in 40K of ubering in the dark. New tyres very soon so alignment it is. Hope I havent bent too much. She still drives well 2008 Active
    Well....I would say there is your answer....modern suspension doesn't
    take kindly to off roading tactics
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    But the island was in the road...
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