In reply to a message from Dave 95XJS sent Wed 23 Jan 2008:
100,000 miles on these cars is not that bad for wearing out things
in the front end unless someone didn’t maintain it well.
Unless something is loose, like your rack and pinion bushes, ball
joints, tie rod ends, etc, it is easy to center the wheel a wee
bit. Simply loosen both the tie rod ajustments and turn each one
the same amount until the wheel is where you want it.
Give this some thought before doing it. OTW you will screw up the
IE: One end screws in while the other screws out of the threaded
portion of the tie rod ends. A quarter turn will probably do it.
I doubt if the repairs did it unless you have ‘‘one of those’’
The original message included these comments:
I have owned my 95 xjs convert ( 106K miles) a little over one
should; just not centered. So, my question is: did rotating the
tires, replacing front shocks, and now new steering wheel cause it
to be off center; I really do think it was straight when I bought
the 1995 is there some adjustments possible in the steering column?
'92 XJS Conv, '88 XJS Coupe, '1914 &1915 Ford T’s (Forguars)
Edmond, OK, United States
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