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#1 screamer

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

My car has just started to steer as if it has 2 front punctures, had no problems with it before, i stopped for about 3 minutes, then started the car again and it drove off like i had a double puncture, when drive in a straight line, the steering wheel centre is like a 2 o'clock position in stead of 12 o'clock

the steering also feels wobbly :wacko:

any help?

is it electric power steering?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

Had u gone over a pothole or anythin? Sounds like your trackings off or maybe your steering column?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

i did about 5 days ago, cars been fine since then, i've been out in the car a couple of times today, no problems, stiopped off at the butchers for a few minutes, started back up again and it was driving like the whacky races

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

What condition are your tyres in? Tread depth etc? Have a look and see if theyre wearing more on one side etc

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

I would strongly suggest you have someone have a look over the suspension for your own piece of mind - it seems strange that this has started happening all of a sudden. It might also be that if something is out you are going to start scrubbing tyres and cost yourself a fortune.



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

Yup the mk7 has electric power steering. Could be a bent track rod or something.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:01 PM

cheers for the replies guys

i phoned a mates dad who used to work in a ford dealers, he kinda suggest to put it in there, as they'll have all the right tools to fix it & diagnose it

i'll get it booked in tomorrow hopefully

he also did to get a price first :lol: he must know there expensive!!!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:10 PM

let us know how you get on

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:20 PM

let us know how you get on

will do.

my dads coming up in the morning, i'll get him to drive it and i'll look at the wheel alignment, also the track rob end and all the other bits in the back of the wheel & rack before it goes to the garage

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

well, it looks like the wheel alignments has went on it, the other wheel is straight, so is the steering wheel

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

just had an update from the garage, some tie rod end is bent like a banana, wheel is buckled beyond use & theirs a cut to the tyre


i'm going to have to try and claim off of the council/roads department :(

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

just had an update from the garage, some tie rod end is bent like a banana, wheel is buckled beyond use & theirs a cut to the tyre


i'm going to have to try and claim off of the council/roads department :(


Sounds like it was a pretty bad pothole.

By the looks of it, you have the original titanium alloys, which were more prone to buckles, but that said, if it has damaged parts of the front suspension and/or steering, no alloy would have stood a chance.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

Sounds like it was a pretty bad pothole.

By the looks of it, you have the original titanium alloys, which were more prone to buckles, but that said, if it has damaged parts of the front suspension and/or steering, no alloy would have stood a chance.

thats right, original alloys, 58 plate titanium, i did read on here that they are soft
the garage i've used, the owner phoned up and when he was saying all that was wrong with it, he was quite surprised about the shape of this tie rod (i don't know what it is)

it was a fair hole, i see that it's now been filled in by the council.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:02 PM

You'll get better results with the council if you get photos...

I'm not sure if it varies from council to council, but where i live it has to be the first complaint of it i believe and be of a certain size...

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