Again, we have to be sure we're talking about the same thing. I'm having a hard time with "pointing" because I can't see the wheel. If the wheel is turned to the right, similar to when you turn the steering wheel, that is an alignment issue related to the parts you replaced. "Toe" needs to be adjusted. If you mean the wheel is leaning out on top, as viewed from in front or in back of the car, that is also an alignment issue related to those parts, and is called "camber". Camber is adjustable on some cars at the bottom of the strut, but not on yours. There is a different method of setting camber.
There are three different parts that people will call a "wishbone". One is used to connect the bottom of the strut to the lower control arm. The half shaft goes through the middle of it. Some cars use an upper control arm to hold the wheel straight up and down even though they use struts, and some cars use only the struts to hold the wheels. That is often referred to as a "wishbone". I think what you're referring to is the lower control arm.
Understand that there will always be two pivot points the wheel steers on. For your car that's the lower ball joint and the upper strut mount. When you move either one of those in or out when a part is replaced, the spindle moves too, and the steering linkage is connected to that spindle. If the ball joint moves out, and the tie rod end is not adjusted to match that, it is going to make that wheel turn left or right. That's to be expected and is why every car has to be realigned when any suspension parts are replaced.
If I'm not doing a good job of explaining this, or if I'm not understanding something you're saying, try to post a couple of photos showing the wheel when the steering wheel is straight.
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 AT 3:39 AM