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ChrisBoom
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15th Jul 08 at 08:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Noticed that my car is pulling hard to the left, I assume the tracking is out, but I only had it done a few weeks back at kwik-fit?

Checked the ball joints and track rod ends, all appear fine, but the end of the steering rack boot on the passenger side has come off, could it be that the steering rack itself is fucked, causing it to pull off to one side?

Ill book it in for tracking again, but what else could it be?

[Edited on 16-07-2008 by ChrisBoom]
alan-g-w
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15th Jul 08 at 08:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Could be a bent wishbone, but unlikely unless you've used a kerb for a ramp.

By the by, if you find a smaller privately owned place for the tracking it'll cost much less. I went in asked kwik-fit not that long ago and got told it was 25 for tracking. A guy I know who owns a little tyre place has the gear and did it for 12.

Worth shopping around if you're bothered anyway
B3KAN
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quote:
Originally posted by ChrisBoom
Noticed that my car is pulling hard to the left, I assume the tracking is out, but I only had it done a few weeks back at kwik-fit?

Checked the ball joints and track rod ends, all appear fine, but the end of the steering rack boot on the passenger side has come off, could it be that the steering rack itself is fucked, causing it to pull off to one side?

Ill book it in for tracking again, but what else could it be?


There was your mistake why take it there if its out again take it back these fast fits normally ask you to come back after a few weeks anyway to re check it

I personaly would have taken it sumwhere else where the staff are actually proper mechanics not just fitters
Ellis
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Best advice there matey ^
ChrisBoom
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Noticed the wheesl are at a hell of a camber too :S

Nearest place I can get it done is the local vauxhall garage, so I booked it in there for tomorrow, hopefully that will cure it.
Dan295
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dont take it to vaux, unless they have a computerised one, if its the corsa in your avatar they will probably need to adjust the camber as well
Ellis
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Where about you from loon?
ChrisBoom
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Dont think these coilovers are camber adjustable?

Im from helmsdale, 70 miles north of inverness
ChrisBoom
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So I went into get the tracking done again, came out and it was just as bad

So took the wheels off, and looked around. Noticed that the top bolt on the strut mount on the hub can be adjusted, so I assume its for camber? One side was pretty much opposite to the other, so would explain why the drivers side wheel was at a hellish camber.

So ive set both sturts to the same, and now I need to pay for tracking again as its way, way, way out now
B3KAN
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So you put it in sumwhere ekse and they didnt notice the camber was out? Where was this?
DaveB
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If you've got FKs, then yes you can adjust the camber
dean101287
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mine did that. top bolt moved on one side- didnt notice and got tracking done then checked everything and pulled camber back out so I had to have the tracking done again.
Tom B
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16th Jul 08 at 17:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You get a 30 day guarentee with the tracking at kwik fit just take it back with your recipt they should adjust it free of charge, if they dont tell them your not happy and are going to head office. They will soon adjust it.
ChrisBoom
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quote:
Originally posted by dean101287
mine did that. top bolt moved on one side- didnt notice and got tracking done then checked everything and pulled camber back out so I had to have the tracking done again.


Thats exactly whats happened to me.

Keith, it was the vauxhall garage in brora.

Kwik fit is 70 miles from me, so it would cost me more to get it redone there

 
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