Hi, i've had some unfortunate luck, as some b!st$rd slashed all four of my
tyres, so i had to get them all replaced.
Since this happened on Monday, i have found my Ford Ka drift to the right
hand side when the steering wheel is dead centre.
I've had the wheels checked for tracking, and i've made sure the tyre
pressures are correct, but it still veers slightly right whilst i'm driving
and the wheel is dead centre.
Is there any other things i can check, other than kill the lousy t*!t who
Very often, is not the alignment that causes a pull, but a bad tire. Your
bad tire will most likely be on the front. Any good tire shop should do a
warranty replacement, especially if they also aligned the car or you can
produce recent alignment specs.
This problem has happen to me. After getting the front tires replaced. The
goodyear dealer told me there was a alignment problem, then a motor mount
problem, which he serviced, and after both repaires the car stilled pulled
to one side. I took the car, and swapped the tires/rims and Presto!, the car
stopped pulling. Then the problems began, tring to get a refund for the
repairs the service center preformed on the car.
Swap the two front tires, Take the left one, (rim and tire to the right),
and vice-a-versa. This is caused by the inner belts.
Cheers, i was thinking about doing that. I've had the tracking done, and
this was slightly out, i also checked the air pressure, another cause for
the pulling i thought. Its not as bad now, but it still pulls, the steering
wheel has to be turned slightly to the left of centre to keep it straight,
so i was thinking about pulling them off, and swapping them..other than that
i'd just wait for my service, afterall it i've only got another 7-8000 miles
or to wait till october =D
I only wish i could find the person whose done this, then i'd take the cost
of replacing the tires and all the incovenience and actually tie him to the
back of my car and drag him...
Violent yes; but i think some will agree that having your property damaged
by a 'arse' (using this term lightly) this is the only form of revenge i can
Cheers to all who replied!!
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