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if your steering column is messed up it will move around and its not suppose to. If your car is pulling it needs an allignment if your steering wheel is off center it needs adjusted and an honest shop can do that cheaply around 40 bucks or so.

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Q: How do you tell if your steering column is messed up or if you just need an alignment?
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