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pulling left when accelerating
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:54 am Up
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Hello, been on holiday Smile

You are right - it ain't over 'till it's over Smile

As soon as the new (this time identical!) wishbones were fitted, I noticed (should I start a new thread for this?):

0) done ~240 miles since the fix, car drives perfect, steering wheel straight, alignment goes spot-on forward (when let go of wheel on a straight road). I haven't done any wheel alignments yet since the fix

1) Front O/S tyre rubber touching underwing plastic, when braking while turning slightly left on higher speeds (e.g. when starting the forward side-parking, or stopping in front of the red light and changing lanes at the same time)

2) Front O/S tyre squeeks with the road when making a fast right turn (sounds like in the car-action movies Smile I feel it might as well oversteer a bit (but might be my imagination/road surface)

3) Knocking sensation (and bit of sound) on brake pedal when braking harshly - this happened two/three times during first week of driving, then went away (or I couldn't provoke it)

Most of people would ignore those symptoms above and carry on driving... Smile just saying Smile (basically, my local garage has coloured me "too fussy" already Smile )


Jag X-Type 2.5 V6 AWD, year 2002
Missus' 1.6 16v CC, year 2007
When garage is done, will be working on these again:
2.0 HDi, year 2000
GTi 180, year 2004

Jag the woodpicker and pugpicker has been brought to its 3rd life as a runabout back at my folks, S-Type 3.0 V6, year 2000
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:45 pm Up
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Your descriptions are too contradictory and unclear man.try and stick to logic/basics and list each problem seperately...its just difficult to understand when you say something happens at higher speeds then while parking???which is it??list seperately dude.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:59 am Up
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My wifes ZX steered like a boat, on acceloration it swerved to the right, foot off the throttle it swerved to the left, in top gear at a neutral throttle the damn thing 'tramlined' over every dip in the road.
It turned out the front nearside 'top hat bushes' on the control arm were totally shagged, they fell apart when I took them off, they allowed the nearside wheel to creep forwards under heavy throttle and creep back when the throttle lifted off.
The 206 has different fixing rubbers on its control arms BUT if the offside one is sloppy it will give the symptoms you describe, allowing the offside wheel to turn in on throttle and turn out on deceloration.
My 306 (very similar to the zx setup) gets its arms done every second balljoint change and the steering and handling improved immensly every time.
Another quirk was that the steering wheel always twitched IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION to the steer, that is what had me flummoxed until I sat down and thought about what was happening very carefully then took a look to confirm my theory.

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