I've got a '96 C280 who had a problem and replaced the lower control arm
and the drag link due to an accident that I posted earlier.
The problem of that issue has been mainly resolved, wheel alignment is
also done in normal way without have to bend any wishbone or something like
that. But now when driving (at whatever the speed is), the steering wheel
are slight tend to the left (ie does not travel straight), and I also found
that the front wheel positioning is not equal between the left and the right
(the front-left wheel is slightly in rear, and the front-right wheel is
normal and correctly positioned, by using the middle tree fingers as a
'ruler' to measure the gap between the tyre and the 'frame'). Is that the
reason why the steering tend to the left (since the left front wheel is
behind than the front-right wheel when travelling straight)? So is it
possible to shift the control arms and/or upper wishbone to 're-position'
the left front wheel a bit forward to resolve the problem, or is the problem
has something to do with something else?
Moreover, when I turn left at a very low speed, the steering wheel
refuse to 'turn-back' to its normal position, is that normal? When turning
right, it seems fine, it will pull the steering wheel slowly back to right,
until normal straight position.
Is it also true that since the drag link is new, thus caused the
steering wheel is heavier to turn than before?
Shall I send the car back to the dealer to have a comprehensive check as
Any response or advise is greatly appreciated. Thank you.