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Dell
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5th Mar 03 at 23:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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?
Makarus
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5th Mar 03 at 23:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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
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5th Mar 03 at 23:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cheers..thats the kind of problem I can afford to sort
DaveC
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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!
Makarus
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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.
miles
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6th Mar 03 at 01:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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.
tical2003
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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.
Gambit
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6th Mar 03 at 09:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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

Cybermonkey
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6th Mar 03 at 09:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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

Dave
Red_SXi
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6th Mar 03 at 11:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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.
Gambit
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6th Mar 03 at 11:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its not a common fault.
Stuckey
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6th Mar 03 at 11:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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


maybe
Gambit
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6th Mar 03 at 12:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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!!
Dan_R666
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6th Mar 03 at 12:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i remember driving an audi A class and bloody hell that pulled all the way to the left but that was just the car!
Red_SXi
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Audi A Class ? Mercedes A Class, Audi A2 ?
miles
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6th Mar 03 at 13:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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.
Dan_R666
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sorry a merc a class!! it was so bad!!
ChazSXi
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6th Mar 03 at 19:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Deffo the trackin should b cheap 2 sort though m8!
RickV6
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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
glennpanton
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8th Mar 03 at 09:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

trackin mate,norm bout 25 quid.w2here u from? u2u me could do it at my work if ya local?
kenny2many
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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!
Dell
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9th Mar 03 at 23:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Will do...got to get a new crank angle sensor first though, cos its stopping me go fast
Andy_J
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9th Mar 03 at 23:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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...

 
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