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      01-28-2013, 07:31 AM   #23
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One tech did say he head that they will drift right for the falling asleep thing. I enjoy my car so much, but this thing bugs me, it just make feel like my car is out of sorts .... I just want to find out what is going on. I have set of bridgestone RFT tires that I can put on to make sure its not the tires, but does that mean another alignment?
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So it was your steering wheel after all that? They also thought it was a wheel balance problem but just switched sides as I have a staggered set. During the test drive we went on several roads and paved surfaces with and without crown from single lane rd to 5 lane freeway to parking lots always moved right.

Steering wheel should be centered after any alignment.

Done right that is.
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When I had my car aligned after putting in new springs and shocks the dealer said the car was designed to drift very slowly to the right - the idea being if one falls asleep it is better to head towards the side of the road than across it. Hands off on the freeway my car tracks true for several hundred yards, but it may eventually head towards the right more than the left.

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I also have this drift right problem with my sport model. Same as previous responses I was told its due to road "crowning" but I'm hoping after reading through this its steering wheel. I don't normally remove both hands from the wheel but it is something to definitely be cautious of with a heavy foot...
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      02-06-2013, 09:50 AM   #28
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I went to local cars and coffee show this past weekend and talked with some 335 owners none for which have this problem, but they have heard of the problem. They all think it should be fixed with an aligement. I called my service adviser who the directed me to service manager. They say they have done all they can do and are done working on it, they say its all in spec and if it pulls there is nothing wrong with the car.
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