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    after spending £130 on alignment and having all four tyres balanced ....AGAIN my steering still isnt straight..

    the car will go in a straight line and there is know pulling sensation as such but in order to make the car go straight you hae to turn the steering wheel slightly to the right. its like the steering wheel isnt on straight and is odfficially driving me nuts... if i let go of the steering wheel it will go to the left but it doesnt get snatched out of my hands like

    i am also getting slight steering wheel wobble at all speeds, however it is more noticable at higher speeds... 80mph for example

    when we had all the snow, the car developed a sticking caliper on the passenger front brake... i took it to my local garage and had new discs, pads and had the sticking caliper greased up

    also... A20 RYM has pointed out that both front tyres have got high and low spots on the inner edges... the passenger side is worse..

    the front lower control arm rear bushes have been replaced for poly bushes as they were worn out about 3 weeks ago as well

    i appreciate this is getting quite complicated

    i think the possible causes are as follows

    - sticking caliper again... causing wheel vibration and gripping the left caliper slightly causing the car to pull to the left slightly

    - tracking not done properly (needs doing again) and the high and low spots on the tyres are giving the steering wheel vibration

    - wheel balancing? although this has been done 4 times in the last 2 months by to different companies..




    PLEASE CAN SOMEBODY HELP AS IM DOING MY NUT IN HERE
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiLoCollinsy View Post
    after spending £130 on alignment and having all four tyres balanced ....AGAIN my steering still isnt straight..

    the car will go in a straight line and there is know pulling sensation as such but in order to make the car go straight you hae to turn the steering wheel slightly to the right. its like the steering wheel isnt on straight and is odfficially driving me nuts... if i let go of the steering wheel it will go to the left but it doesnt get snatched out of my hands like

    i am also getting slight steering wheel wobble at all speeds, however it is more noticable at higher speeds... 80mph for example

    when we had all the snow, the car developed a sticking caliper on the passenger front brake... i took it to my local garage and had new discs, pads and had the sticking caliper greased up

    also... A20 RYM has pointed out that both front tyres have got high and low spots on the inner edges... the passenger side is worse..

    the front lower control arm rear bushes have been replaced for poly bushes as they were worn out about 3 weeks ago as well

    i appreciate this is getting quite complicated

    i think the possible causes are as follows

    - sticking caliper again... causing wheel vibration and gripping the left caliper slightly causing the car to pull to the left slightly

    - tracking not done properly (needs doing again) and the high and low spots on the tyres are giving the steering wheel vibration

    - wheel balancing? although this has been done 4 times in the last 2 months by to different companies..




    PLEASE CAN SOMEBODY HELP AS IM DOING MY NUT IN HERE
    We can have a look on sat at the meet if you want Lilo.
     
     

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    Steve, if you do get a chance to look under Lilo's car, do a check for wear on the inner track arm joints and also the control arm ball joints
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Steve, if you do get a chance to look under Lilo's car, do a check for wear on the inner track arm joints and also the control arm ball joints
    Will do
    I did mine this week, the inner joint on my drivers side was hanging out
    Its not often the inner ball joints are worn more than the outer ones
    No wheel wobble for me now

    Im thinking Lilo's could be the same sort of thing
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    We can have a look on sat at the meet if you want Lilo.

    that'd be quality mate
     
     

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    No worries Lilo. Ill bring a small jack with me. Might as well have a peek with a few of us there mate
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    We can have a look on sat at the meet if you want Lilo.
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    No worries Lilo. Ill bring a small jack with me. Might as well have a peek with a few of us there mate
    sounds good mate... shall i bring some axle stands?
     
     

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    Dont worry mate. Ill bung them in the boot with the jack
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    Dont worry mate. Ill bung them in the boot with the jack

    diamond
     
     

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    oh by the way mate... where can i have the codes read on my car? and how expensive is it? just think it'd be a good idea to see how healthy it is and if anything is playing up that i might not be noticing?

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