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Hi Guys

I had a new drive shaft a month ago. Picked the car up and nearly crashed on first roundabout as Ford Gates Bishop's Stortford hadnt done one of the tracking arms up after they replaced driveshaft.

They sorted it but ever since the drive shaft has been replaced i get serious torque steer which i have not had over the last 3 and half years. THe ESP is also overly active on roundabouts. When accelerating in a straight line the car is really really twichy with the steering pulling and twitching.

Mate of mine had a drive and agreed that something was defo not right.

Do i need to get four wheel alignment done and would this cause these issues?

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The tyres are three months old (Good Year Eagle F1 Assymetrics) and i have used this tyre for a few years since they were made.
Bluefin Installed as only mod.
Tyres look like they are wearing evenly but it maybe too early for me to tell

Cant stand driving it when it drives like this. Any ideas would be really apprecated.

THanks

Matt
 

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QUOTE(matty779blue @ 9 Nov 2009, 10:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Guys

I had a new drive shaft a month ago. Picked the car up and nearly crashed on first roundabout as Ford Gates Bishop's Stortford hadnt done one of the tracking arms up after they replaced driveshaft.

They sorted it but ever since the drive shaft has been replaced i get serious torque steer which i have not had over the last 3 and half years. THe ESP is also overly active on roundabouts. When accelerating in a straight line the car is really really twichy with the steering pulling and twitching.

Mate of mine had a drive and agreed that something was defo not right.

Do i need to get four wheel alignment done and would this cause these issues?

FYI
The tyres are three months old (Good Year Eagle F1 Assymetrics) and i have used this tyre for a few years since they were made.
Bluefin Installed as only mod.
Tyres look like they are wearing evenly but it maybe too early for me to tell

Cant stand driving it when it drives like this. Any ideas would be really apprecated.

THanks

Matt

Take it straight back and get them to check it, if it is the tracking they should be paying. Not worth taking the risk.
 

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Check that tyre pressures are the same on each axle, both front and rear. Do some basic checks, e.g. distances between top of wheel arch and centre of the wheel and the ground. They should also be the same on each axle. If they are not car could behave like a table with one leg being short a bit - very unstable.

Wheel alignment is worth checking, if camber is too much out on one side the monkeys could have displaced the subframe, this could have the effect of one corner being lower.
 

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Wooow will be topping the air up pronto. Been driving at 31 front and back for years.
Will get alignment etc done as something is not right. Not taking it back to Gates Stortford so will just pay someone that isnt incompetent.

Cheers
Matt
 
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