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Pulling Left Off Throttle & Pulling Right On Throttle

Old 04 February 2019, 06:34 PM
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As above! As I drive, the car and the steering wheel naturally pulls left and when accelerating, scooby goes right. (Steering wheel still remains left). I suspected a seized/sticking calliper but all pads are worn evenly. I also checked if one wheel was hotter than the other after a short drive but all were the same.

I recently replaced the rear passenger wheel bearing and while I was at it, replaced the rear control arms with Whiteline stuff.This made no difference and still has the pulling issues.

Is this all down to alignment?

Any help / guidance is appreciated
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Old 04 February 2019, 07:13 PM
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Check the front wishbone bushes or steering arms for any play....
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Old 04 February 2019, 10:00 PM
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Cheers - Iíll have a check tomorrow mate. Would tyres maybe cause this? I have had issues with mine loosing pressure etc and almost certain they have been run on low pressure for a decent amount of time (previous owner). Someone mentioned to me that it could cause tyre conicity issues? Seems alittle thin to me but I have been wrong in the past!
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Old 06 February 2019, 11:19 AM
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Check the front wishbone bushes or steering arms for any play....
On my 205 Gti I used to get torque steerng when the front wishbone balljoint wore out, which it did on a regular basis. So worth jacking up the front wheels and giving them a wiggle, and also get a pry-bar into the ball joints and bushes to see if there's movement there.
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Old 06 February 2019, 03:02 PM
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get it up in the air and have a look. It's either alignment, tyre issue (uneven wear, puncture etc), or one of the susp arms/links bent/broken/damaged.

If all the tyres look okay, and nothing is immediately obvious underneath the car. It'll be alignment.
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Old 06 February 2019, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by sss107 View Post
As above! As I drive, the car and the steering wheel naturally pulls left and when accelerating, scooby goes right. (Steering wheel still remains left). I suspected a seized/sticking calliper but all pads are worn evenly. I also checked if one wheel was hotter than the other after a short drive but all were the same.

I recently replaced the rear passenger wheel bearing and while I was at it, replaced the rear control arms with Whiteline stuff.This made no difference and still has the pulling issues.

Is this all down to alignment?

Any help / guidance is appreciated
Have you hit any potholes at speed or driven aggressively on any rough surfaces as this will cause your lower arm bushes to perish at a rapid rate.
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Old 06 February 2019, 11:17 PM
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Small update.. I jacked it up and discovered that there is a slight knocking noise when grabbing the wheel at 9 and 3 on the passenger side. Unfortunately, it was torrential rain so couldnít get a decent look! From memory this is usually track rods but suppose it equally be something else.
How do I properly check ball joint/front arm? Am I right in saying I need to jack it up on the arm so there is minimal load?
If this is complete rubbish please tell me!

Cheers again
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