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Andy_J

posted on 9th Mar 03 at 23:58

The left front wheel takkes the most abuse because potholes and kerbs etc are on that side.

Get the wheels balanced, and get a laser alignment check done. Also check the trackrod arms arnt bent. One of mine is, slightly misjudjed the kerb outside the chippy... :lol:


Dell

posted on 9th Mar 03 at 23:41

Will do...got to get a new crank angle sensor first though, cos its stopping me go fast :(


kenny2many

posted on 8th Mar 03 at 12:08

i went to get my tracking done and the guy couldnt do it cos it was 2 low at the back!

gonna have to get those laser tracking things done!


glennpanton

posted on 8th Mar 03 at 09:05

trackin mate,norm bout 25 quid.w2here u from? u2u me could do it at my work if ya local?


RickV6

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 19:24

quote:
Originally posted by black_corsa_sxi
My dad is a driving instructor, and he had 3 old shape corsa's (Corsa B) and every single one pulled to the left. Something about the car, i don't really think it can be sorted.

That'll be all them learners mashin it into kerb


ChazSXi

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 19:18

Deffo the trackin should b cheap 2 sort though m8!


Dan_R666

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 13:20

sorry a merc a class!! it was so bad!!


miles

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 13:17

Every car I've ever driven has pulled slightly to the left. Not that much, you can easily steady it with your knee if your on the phone and eating or something.


Red_SXi

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 13:15

Audi A Class ? Mercedes A Class, Audi A2 ?


Dan_R666

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 12:09

i remember driving an audi A class and bloody hell that pulled all the way to the left but that was just the car!


Gambit

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 12:04

most UK cars do not pull to the left, its a myth! as cybermonkey said its the road camber

try it on a perfectly flat road/track - it wont pull if setup correctly

and stuckey - nothing like fearing the worst is there!!


Stuckey

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 11:44

if it pulls to the left your car might of been a write off thats been re-welded


maybe


Gambit

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 11:42

its not a common fault.


Red_SXi

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 11:01

My dad is a driving instructor, and he had 3 old shape corsa's (Corsa B) and every single one pulled to the left. Something about the car, i don't really think it can be sorted.


Cybermonkey

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 09:45

If it is only pulling slightly it is probably something which every car will feel, thats called road camber.

Dave


Gambit

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 09:30

quote:
Originally posted by Dell
Just been for a spin tonight and noticed that if I let go of the wheel the car pulls slightly to the left. I cant feel it pulling when im holding it but just wondered whether it serious and how much would it cost to fix?

Ive been told it probably either my balancing or tracking..is this right?

get them balanced, tracked & the correct tyre pressure. what size of wheels are u running? tramiling could also be a cause if running anything wider than standard

Also, just before I noticed it I did some kind of major side ways wheel spin ( the roads were damp ;) ) while taking part in a bit of traffic light action, could this have caused it?

this is called torque steer, most FWD cars suffer from it due to the different driveshaft lengths on each side


tical2003

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 09:25

just chek if your tyre needs pumpin up , i needed to do that and now the pullin isnt anywer near as bad and now i can tell it just needs trackin or sumat.


miles

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 01:32

all cars pull slightly to the left! If you fall asleep you dont go into oncoming traffic.

Tracking is 15 odd. If its only minor dont worry mate.


Makarus

posted on 6th Mar 03 at 00:22

Well mine pulled to the left and the balancing sorted it.

It could also be the fact that the car is following the camber of the road and you need to get used to it.

Just take it to a garage, most garages will tell you what it is straight away or after a little look, not gonna cost much.


DaveC

posted on 5th Mar 03 at 23:54

if its pulling to the left, its not going to be balancing... that would more than likely cause a vibration... pulling could be a number of things. Check tyre pressures, does make a difference... or get the tracking checked normally about 25 notes or so

hope thats a bit of help!


Dell

posted on 5th Mar 03 at 23:35

Cheers..thats the kind of problem I can afford to sort :)


Makarus

posted on 5th Mar 03 at 23:32

Probably balancing, should only cast about a 10 note to sort.

I got it when my new wheels went on 8.22 to set it right.


Dell

posted on 5th Mar 03 at 23:22

Just been for a spin tonight and noticed that if I let go of the wheel the car pulls slightly to the left. I cant feel it pulling when im holding it but just wondered whether it serious and how much would it cost to fix?

Ive been told it probably either my balancing or tracking..is this right?

Also, just before I noticed it I did some kind of major side ways wheel spin ( the roads were damp ;) ) while taking part in a bit of traffic light action, could this have caused it?