That is not the way to center your steering. That should be done as part of a front end alignment, doing it the correct way. An adjustment can be made with your linkage. Let a professional shop take care of it for you since you probably have never done that type of work before. Don't touch the front end if you do not know how to repair it. Some might make it sound easy. For them it might be. If you don't have the proper tools and know how to deal with rusted parts, it's not as easy as it might sound.my wheel is out off alignment can i pull and realign and if so how thanks
Using a hammer is NOT always the best or correct solution for any problem..this causes undue gouging and widening of the splines and can and will cause slack in the wheel...If you're going to do it RIGHT, use the wheel puller. This causes even pressure all the way around the wheel during the process and causes the splines to slide smoothly, the way they were intended to do...You don't NEED a steering wheel puller, but it's really helpful. If you really wanna pull one without the puller, loosen the nut, then tap around the wheel in a star pattern with a hammer or mallet, while pulling the opposite side of the place you're hitting with your hand. Takes a while, but the job gets done. Careful with the horn, inspectors get all huffy puffy when it doesn't work.