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Old 05 Mar 2011, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dodgy Steering

Hi all. I´ve had a dilema now for some time. My 2004 STI seems to mis- behave on the steering. Sounds mad i know but hard to describe. It´s had a new steering rack 3 years back, no bumps, rest of steering incl. pump etc checked out and new BC shocks. However going down a road the wheel needs to be off centre but then 2 corners later can be centered to go straight. Over uneven road it pulls all over. It´s got Pirelli Pzero´s on and I´m really hoping they´re the cause but can´t see why for the smoother roads.

Does anyone have a clue...............PLEASE!!!!!

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Old 05 Mar 2011, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it tracked right. I have had cars in the past with incorrect tracking causing it to pull. All over the place. Other than that doesnt make sense. Only other cars i have experienced this with is ones with electric power steering on the column where they lose calibration.
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Re: Dodgy Steering

As above its a tracking problem Id say seen many cars and their steering wheel is off centre and the wheels are straight get it tracked from a good company and should sort it tell them your prob and they fix it
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Check for buckled alloys to, craters of potholes around
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Old 07 Mar 2011, 02:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. I´ve had it tracked several times, but it´s as though the tracking changes as you´re driving cos the wheel is slightly off one minute then straight the next.

Been ongoing for some time so i´m baffled.

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Old 07 Mar 2011, 02:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Dodgy Steering

sounds like a worn TCA or Ball joint
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