Hey guys, hopefully you can give me some insight on a problem that has me racking my brain. I just replaced the driver side hub on my girlfriends Sunfire over the weekend, and after reassembly the steering wheel is now off center (clockwise)approximately 20 degrees with the wheels straight. It does not pull to either side at all while driving which confuses me. The old wheel bearing was growling, but not excessively sloppy. It was just brought in for an alignment less than a month ago after I replaced the front struts. Ball joints and tie rod ends feel okay. I should also mention that I did unbolt the bottom of the strut from the spindle in order to install the rear seal in the spindle, but I don't think that there is enough play in the bolt holes to change anything in the front end that drastically. I also moved front tires to rear due to excessive inside wear from the previous bad struts. I'm trying to avoid having to pay another hundred bucks for an alignment if it does not need it, which I don't think it does.
Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance,
Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 AT 3:20 PM