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#1 croc7

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 05:53 AM

Am trying to solve why my car drifts to the left even though the toe figures are within spec. There is a .175” difference from left to right side in thread engagement on the steering tie rod end to rack measurement. Under ideal conditions, shouldn’t that measurement be closer to equal with the steering wheel centered? Or should I be looking at rear toe in/out adjustment? Or lower arm bushings?

#2 DeadSquare

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 06:58 AM

"Under ideal conditions   ...   "

 

 

 

 

Yes, you are correct, but in real life your .175" make no difference to the steering of the car, although it could well result in the steering wheel not being exactly centered when driving in a straight line.

 

The best advice that I can give you, is to take the car to some one with specialist tracking equipment and get all four wheels checked, and if out of alignment, put right.



#3 nicklouse

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:21 AM

and also check your tyre presures.

 

as to checking that the body is square. one of the later chapters in your haynes manual will have the measurement points and the length of the arcs to measure to check if things ar in spec.






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