How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Matt Your Own Question
Matt
Matt, Engineer
Category: Classic Car
Satisfied Customers: 20584
Experience:  BEng Hons mechanical engineering 20 years repairing my own cars and others, 8 yrs in formula 1 engin
12772297
Type Your Classic Car Question Here...
Matt is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I just bought a 1975 450 sl convertible. The the car pulls

Customer Question

Hi,
I just bought a 1975 450 sl convertible. The the car pulls to left and steering wheel is off centered with out brakes applyed. Also guage lights dont go on, any idea I would appreciate it.
T.Kanal
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Matt replied 3 months ago.

Hello

The first thing I'd do is take the car to a place that does 4 wheel suspension alignment, most places use the back wheels as a datum and assume that they are perfectly straight and true. Often this is not the case and many modern cars are now adjustable at the rear as well as the front.

A 4 wheel alignment measures all four wheels independently and each is set -up without referring to each other.

as for the gauge lights not coming on then do you mean the backlight doens't come on with the lights? or the oil pressure light and ignition light don't illuminate with a stopped engine

Related Classic Car Questions