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#1 Hammett

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:21

Have recently had car in for some work, new coil springs at the back, f/n/s ball joint and 2 new front tyres. Since then the car has started to pull left, mainly noticable on motorway. Have driven same route for years so not down to road camber etc.

Have since had tracking done, with an adjustment to camber. Had tracking rechecked by another garage, was spot on. Have also checked all tyre pressures.

Anyone any idea what could be causing it or had similar issue?

Hope you can help.

Thanks in advance.

#2 goneoffSKi

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:35

If everything is mechanically correct, and the tracking, camber alignment is right.

Look at the tyres.
'Run Out Stripes' google it.
See where they are on the tyres as the Tyre Fitter fitted them.

Not saying thats it, but possible.
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#3 TrevorB33

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:38

Curious how they adjusted camber as its not adjustable on mk1 octys, I would make sure they have fitted the three bolts that hold wishbone to ballpoint properly, and or swap front tyres side to side see if it changes where it pulls

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 19:46

I thought slight misalignment when replacing ball joint could do this?

#5 Hammett

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 18:20

Taking it back in soon as I've noticed slightly more wear on the outside shoulder of the n/s tyre. Also mpg is down about 10% (6mpg). Having read other peoples encounters of this problem I think it may be a nightmare trying to sort out.

Apparently the camber can be adjusted on mk 1 octys, read so on a few posts on here.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:27

Random one I know mine did this due to a bush in the lower arm was falling apart due to age was moving about so constantly threw tracking out

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 13:46

If everything is mechanically correct, and the tracking, camber alignment is right.

Look at the tyres.
'Run Out Stripes' google it.
See where they are on the tyres as the Tyre Fitter fitted them.

Not saying thats it, but possible.
george

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George, very rarely do I stumble on info thats going to be of any real world use to me these days.

I just know this is going to take my OCD to a whole new level at tyre changing time :D

#8 Hammett

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 17:46

Still got the problem! Took it back to dealers and they said they made a slight adjustment to the track rod, hasn't made much difference apart from my steering wheel now being slightly left down! Taking it back soon for their 'top tech' to take a look for a couple of day...

Watch this space!