Steering wheel not straight when driving straight

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Re: Steering wheel not straight when driving straight

Post by Welshwonder08 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:55 pm

Mine is slightly off centre. it isn't pulling in any direction and I haven't noticed any irregular tyre wear, but I've only done just over 1000 miles so far :-)

It's just slightly irritating.
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Re: Steering wheel not straight when driving straight

Post by eranby » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:26 pm

Hi , new forum member from Israel.
just got my 110 Cactus in hello yellow and I'm in love :)
I thought I had the same problem with steering wheel that tilt
a bit to the left , after doing some observations I figured it may be an
optical error (I had the same issue with some bikes I owned ) .
all in all , the car is just great !

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Re: Steering wheel not straight when driving straight

Post by Aepuma » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:42 am

eranby wrote:Hi , new forum member from Israel.
just got my 110 Cactus in hello yellow and I'm in love :)
I thought I had the same problem with steering wheel that tilt
a bit to the left , after doing some observations I figured it may be an
optical error (I had the same issue with some bikes I owned ) .
all in all , the car is just great !
Welcome to the forum :D
Regards
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Re: Steering wheel not straight when driving straight

Post by eranby » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:38 am

Aepuma wrote:
eranby wrote:Hi , new forum member from Israel.
just got my 110 Cactus in hello yellow and I'm in love :)
I thought I had the same problem with steering wheel that tilt
a bit to the left , after doing some observations I figured it may be an
optical error (I had the same issue with some bikes I owned ) .
all in all , the car is just great !
Welcome to the forum :D
Thx a lot!
great forum with most informative data.

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Re: Steering wheel not straight when driving straight

Post by Vacuman » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:34 pm

So the conclusion to my experience here...

Just back from Citroen Hatfield. Under warranty they did the bonnet catch (recall) and check why the car was pulling to the right at low speeds.

We were able to collect our car the same day and were told the problem was fixed, no fault found! All they did was swap wheels around and now it drives straight. As I had already swapped n/s/r for o/s/f a week earlier without any effect I'm dubious as to how what ever they swapped s 'fixed' the problem and have a conspiracy theory that there's an issue with the electronic brain for the steering that they don't want to admit to. We will probably never know.

I must add that one tyre is different to the other three. Still a Goodyear and the current version of the factory fit 'Efficient Grip' tyres. Fitted when our o/s/f developed a large sidewall bulge. It's moved around a bit and it's now n/s/f rather than o/s/r so perhaps that's another clue.

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Re: Steering wheel not straight when driving straight

Post by Zenkodo » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:58 pm

Mine tends to point left if there is a camber. On flat road it faces straight ahead. It does seem very sensitive to camber etc. Let us know how you get on at wheel place/dealer etc.
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Re: Steering wheel not straight when driving straight

Post by Zenkodo » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:59 pm

Mine tends to point slightly left if there is a camber. On flat road it faces straight ahead. It does seem very sensitive to camber etc. Let us know how you get on at wheel place/dealer etc.
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Re: Steering wheel not straight when driving straight

Post by CactusMingo » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:07 pm

Had the same problem, go to the workshop, adjusted inside the car just above the pedals (steering column)
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Re: Steering wheel not straight when driving straight

Post by Vacuman » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:27 pm

For clarity, there's two issues here. My problem was that the car would pull to the right from walking speed up to 30-35mph. At the slowest speed you could really feel something drag the steering wheel over.

The other issue is where it seems that the wheel is not on straight - the car drives in a straight line (unless influenced by camber) but the wheel is off centre. Perhaps that can be resolved by disconnecting the column under the dash and adjusting one notch.??

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Re: Steering wheel not straight when driving straight

Post by Zenkodo » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:00 pm

Mine is totally sorted now I've done the tyre pressures.
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