Just spent a ton of money on the steering and suspension system of my 95
Corsica and I'm not happy with the results. I had the rack and pinion
steering replaced, it was leaking. They also replaced the MacPherson strut,
they were toast and the left front axle, plus the ball joints and numerous
The problem is the steering does not recover after making a turn. After
completing a right hand turn the car pulls hard to the right, after a left
hand turn it pulls hard left in fact if I did not hold on to the steering
wheel I would end up in the next lane. Yet if you can get it going straight
on the highway it tracks straight as a bullet for miles.
It been back to the garage 3 times with no results, all they do is another
Any ideas or help would be appreciated
have them check the strut bearings also .. They are the biggest case of
memory steer that I know of.. Basically when the wheel turns left/right, the
spring twists..There should be some sort of bearing allowing the spring to
turn freely..when it doesn't , it kinds of jumps and binds.. then it doesn't
return to center like it should...... It's either that, or someone alligning
it took out all the caster...Not sure how they would do it though... Bobo
Check and see if the rack and pinion was centered before bolting on the tie
rod ends. With the wheels straight, count the number of turns it takes to
get to the stops each way. If the count is not equal, take it back and have
them fix that problem, along with another alignment.
This happened once on my 1994 Corsica. I wasn't paying attention, and
didn't center the rack properly, and it did some wierd stuff similar to what
your describing, but not exactly. I separated the tie rods, centered the
rack and readjusted the rods. Took about 30 minutes to get right.
Its a quick check anyway.
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