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#1 OFFLINE   a-vent-a-door

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 06:08 PM

i have seen this on a heck of a lot of earlier versions of the 16.4 but i have never seen this on the newer SS versions. i just got this models today and the first thing i found was that the wheels didn't turn very far (about .5mm from left to right) then i immediately thought of the steering wheel problem. so i look, and sure enough the steering wheel is turned 90 degrees from what it should be... so i though is it the actual wheel or the complete steering rack, i do know from taking maistos apart that at the end of the steering rack it has a stopper which goes into a square slot on the steering rack. all in all i'm kinda disappointed but of all the problems it could've had this is probably the easiest fix (so i think)

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 06:21 PM

Yeah my Reventon has that problem too. When I tilt the car up (front of car facing up at an angle), the steering wheel goes all the way to the seat and I have to push it back in correctly. Nothing too annoying at all, just have to do that occasionally
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:22 PM

do your front wheels still turn?
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 07:41 PM

I have the SS too and i also have a problem with the steering. It is just waaaaay too stiff when i try to steer the wheels. tried taking it apart and I just failed and got afraid because I might break it...

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 11:20 PM

View PostRobert Romi, on 07 January 2016 - 07:41 PM, said:

I have the SS too and i also have a problem with the steering. It is just waaaaay too stiff when i try to steer the wheels. tried taking it apart and I just failed and got afraid because I might break it...
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Posted 07 January 2016 - 11:58 PM

I have 5 different Veyron, all of them have the same weird problem.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:57 AM

Good old AUTOart.
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Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:42 AM

View PostDave7872, on 08 January 2016 - 04:57 AM, said:

Good old AUTOart.
Must be that 'Swiss watch style precision' :nice:

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:45 AM

All of AUTOart's Super Sports have the camber problem on the left wheel. A lot of Sang Noirs have it too.
Same thing with the steering wheel. It's been an issue since the original production version. Best thing to do to solve that is hold the steering wheel in the normal position with your fingers and turn the front wheels with your other hand until it clicks. Should match up then.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 12:17 PM

That was a scary read...I need to go back and check my SS model now as well!  :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 12:28 PM

90 degree's isn't that bad. My Malcolm Campbell is simply upside down.

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 01:30 PM

View Posta-vent-a-door, on 07 January 2016 - 07:22 PM, said:

do your front wheels still turn?

Yes they do. Have you tried tilting it yet to see if the steering wheel comes out (not all the way)?
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Posted 08 January 2016 - 07:38 PM

View PostRyan, on 08 January 2016 - 05:45 AM, said:

All of AUTOart's Super Sports have the camber problem on the left wheel. A lot of Sang Noirs have it too.
Same thing with the steering wheel. It's been an issue since the original production version. Best thing to do to solve that is hold the steering wheel in the normal position with your fingers and turn the front wheels with your other hand until it clicks. Should match up then.
i will definitely try this. thanks for the suggestion

View Postsnackwel5, on 08 January 2016 - 01:30 PM, said:


Yes they do. Have you tried tilting it yet to see if the steering wheel comes out (not all the way)?
no i will right now though
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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:05 PM

View Postsnackwel5, on 07 January 2016 - 06:21 PM, said:

Yeah my Reventon has that problem too. When I tilt the car up (front of car facing up at an angle), the steering wheel goes all the way to the seat and I have to push it back in correctly. Nothing too annoying at all, just have to do that occasionally
Maybe your steering wheel's rod has jumped out of place. One thing you two can do after taking the model apart and fixing the steering is to glue a small washer or stopper on the steering rod behind the steering hole in the dashboard to prevent it from slipping out again.

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:57 AM

View PostRyan, on 08 January 2016 - 05:45 AM, said:

All of AUTOart's Super Sports have the camber problem on the left wheel. A lot of Sang Noirs have it too.
Same thing with the steering wheel. It's been an issue since the original production version. Best thing to do to solve that is hold the steering wheel in the normal position with your fingers and turn the front wheels with your other hand until it clicks. Should match up then.
wow! thank you this worked perfectly, i still cant turn the wheels any further but at least my steering wheel is aligned
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Posted 09 January 2016 - 01:01 PM

View Posta-vent-a-door, on 09 January 2016 - 10:57 AM, said:

View PostRyan, on 08 January 2016 - 05:45 AM, said:

All of AUTOart's Super Sports have the camber problem on the left wheel. A lot of Sang Noirs have it too.
Same thing with the steering wheel. It's been an issue since the original production version. Best thing to do to solve that is hold the steering wheel in the normal position with your fingers and turn the front wheels with your other hand until it clicks. Should match up then.
wow! thank you this worked perfectly, i still cant turn the wheels any further but at least my steering wheel is aligned

No worries. It's worked for all 4 of my veyrons. I'm glad I was of help to you :)
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