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#1 Jonnyb

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:47 PM

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.

 

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#2 AJRTDDI

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:03 PM

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

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

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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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:19 PM

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

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:35 PM

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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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:36 PM

No play in trackrods ?

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:02 PM

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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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:11 PM

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

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:14 PM

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


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:17 PM

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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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:19 PM

Thanks for that pal I appreciate your time.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:21 PM

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

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:26 PM

Thanks pal.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:19 PM

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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Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:07 AM

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



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