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Jonnyb

Escort Tddi Pulling To The Right

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Hi guys i'm new here.

Just bought a 2000 escort 1.8TD i was running a reno megane DCI, never again though. :blink:

I would like some Ford expertise on this matter if possible.

The escort drives ok but on acceleration it tends to pull to the right and when i let off it goes back to the left a bit like torque steer i suppose, but can't see it being that on a Diesel :lol::lol: unless i'm wrong as usual.

Cheers

Jon.

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My focus diesel as more torque steer then my mk4 did lol are brakes Binding on left ?

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I don't think they are but i'll check, it seems to pull ok power wise, does your focus pull to one side with torque?

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Mine is also tddi and Pulls to right very slightly put it's maxxed out running 311nm torque

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as far as i'm aware mine is just std, and it pulls quite a bit to the right on acceleration seems to ever so slightly lift as well then when i left off the power it goes back to left its weird.

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No play in trackrods ?

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No doesn't seem any, but think i better jack front end up and check bearings etc.. tbh I've never had a car do it before I didn't know if it was a common fault on escorts.

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No cars should do this lol. As car been in a accident ?

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Not sure on that either and didn't do HPI.

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It gets overlooked on older cars sadly.

If it was my car is check all bushes and balljoints then brakes and carriers. If all that is fine I'd look for accident damage.

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Thanks for that pal I appreciate your time.

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No worries if u was more local is had alook for you. Good luck

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Thanks pal.

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99% it will be your lower arm bushes. Common as muck fault. Jack it up and I bet you'll find the rubbers are shot.

Easier to buy 2 new complete arms than go through the hassle of changing the bushes. Cheap and easily changed in an hour or 2.

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Cheers Vinny ;) i'm going to have a look at the front end on the weekend.

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