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Cant keep straight ahead!!

loudchris53 Aug 2, 2012

  1. loudchris53

    loudchris53 Member

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    I have recently noticed a problem develop with my car, it is really hard to keep the car going in a straight line and takes loads of little corrections to the steering wheel, i have changed my tyres recently but have checked the pressures and they are all fine, it seems to be getting worse and noticed it quite a lot on my way home from work today! any ideas as to what is causing this?

    Many thanks :)

    Chris
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    what tyres have you got on ?
     
  3. BlueSpark

    BlueSpark 6th Gear

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    When you changed the tyres did you get the tracking done on the wheels too? If not then your tracking is off and needs realignment.
     
  4. loudchris53

    loudchris53 Member

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    It has pirelli p zero rosso tyres which were balanced but i didnt have the tracking done, the steering wheel has always been to the right when the car is going straight ahead but i have only recently noticed how hard it is to keep in a straight line!

    Chris
     
  5. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    have tracking checked for a start
     
  6. loudchris53

    loudchris53 Member

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    Ok, will do :)

    Chris
     
  7. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    As above,tracking is the first thing to check.

    Mine gets checked every 5000 miles or so and always needs correcting.
    Have a look at my build thread and see how far out it was last time!
     
  8. loudchris53

    loudchris53 Member

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    I am any better of going to audi for my tracking? do they have better technology or am i just as good going to an independent?

    Chris
     
  9. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    Pick a good independent with 4wheel laser alignment.
     
  10. Ben H

    Ben H On a journey...

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    Get a 4-wheel alignment done as soon as you can - you'll almost certainly be wearing the tyres out in an uneven pattern. A good place will charge somewhere around £50-80 for a proper set-up.
     
  11. Geraldy212

    Geraldy212 Sportback owner

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    While you have the opportunity when the car is up on the hoist. Get a mechanic to shake the front wheels violently, and see if there are any joints, bushes etc which are worn or coming loose. Check also the front sub-frame anchor points (bolts tightened to the right torque). I have P-Zero rosso's and the car runs so straight it thinks it's a train. Meanwhile, see if you can get the steering wheel centered, which will be much nice to drive. Good luck.
     
  12. fangio

    fangio Well-Known Member

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    They should centre the wheel when they track it. Mine always does.
     

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