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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-08-2015, 11:11 PM
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Why pay someone else to fix it, when you've already paid for it or have had it done under warranty? Make them get it right this time & then never go back there for another alignment.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-17-2015, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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hi guys, I know some of u understands my agony, I have paid for the alignment, I am going to take my car there one more time, hope they will fix it this time.

dealership is far from my house about 1+ hour to drive there, I will just my car there next week= =
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You can fix this yourself. I've gotten tired of dealing with alignment shops that can't seem to get it right. I started using the string method as shown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sguZ-gRF9I to do my own alignments when the pros couldn't seem to get my steering wheel lined up. There are many YouTube videos other than this one that will show you everything you need to know. I like to have my wheels lined up exactly straight with the steering on dead center. I've yet to do this on my Mazda since the alignment seems dead on. But when these original tires get replaced this winter I'll double check that the alignment is perfect.

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Guys. Something up with Mazda since they launched their 2014 Mazda 3 line-up. I've driven at least 10 new Mazda 3's (friends, my own, rentals) and all of them came with an off centre steering wheel (to the right). When I got my 2014 GT Sport I had to wait two months for Mazda to come out with their Alignment Specs as the dealers Alignment machine didn't have the software to support any 2014's. Anyway......three times later, I told the shop foreman that I want to position the steering wheel myself before they set it - so, off I went into the car, turned it on, positioned it slightly to the left locked it in place and 30,000KM later my steering wheel is 100% centre.
If the mechanic puts the wheel in the straight position when you sit in the car it'll sag a bit due to weight and the steering wheel will be off a bit to the right. I know this because I used to have an uncle who worked in a plant and they'd offset the steering wheel to the left slightly to account for at least an average weight of 150lb's. That's my rant. Cheers
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Guys. Something up with Mazda since they launched their 2014 Mazda 3 line-up. I've driven at least 10 new Mazda 3's (friends, my own, rentals) and all of them came with an off centre steering wheel (to the right). When I got my 2014 GT Sport I had to wait two months for Mazda to come out with their Alignment Specs as the dealers Alignment machine didn't have the software to support any 2014's. Anyway......three times later, I told the shop foreman that I want to position the steering wheel myself before they set it - so, off I went into the car, turned it on, positioned it slightly to the left locked it in place and 30,000KM later my steering wheel is 100% centre.
If the mechanic puts the wheel in the straight position when you sit in the car it'll sag a bit due to weight and the steering wheel will be off a bit to the right. I know this because I used to have an uncle who worked in a plant and they'd offset the steering wheel to the left slightly to account for at least an average weight of 150lb's. That's my rant. Cheers
Good to know! I've been thinking my steering wheel was off a bit to the left.

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