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Steering Track Rod Ends

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This is not about my 156....but our runaround...a Peugeot 106

MOT failure as above....fouling nearside front at full suspension travel.

Car is fine when it's on the ground,but when lifted off the ground wheels seem to be not vertical ie swaying slightly inwards.

When the examiner turned the wheels turned the wheels left & right,the rod was scraping against the frame of the car underneath.
However when back on the ground this sorted itself out with the weight of the car.
He also said that nearside front was also hanging lower than the driver's side.

When i took this to my mechanic,he says this is normal for all cars...but he'll have a look at it.

Who's right....any ideas ???

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I believe wheels should be nearly vertical. But when jacked up, and as a result of how the suspension works, it is very likely that they will move away from the "normal" position. Steering arms should not foul the chassis (or anything else either). I've worked on a 106 but cannot remember if there are stops that inhibit range of movement at the limits. If not it may be down to the struts to do that function.
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