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heavy steering

Recently i've noticed the steering feeling heavy and contact with road seems harsh with a lot of road noise also a swaying feeling when turning left, feels like i have to correct the position of the car ..there are no noises coming from the car to pin point a particular area.

I have just replaced all the tyres all the brake discs and all of the brake pads and had it balanced.

I'm going to take a look at the bushes and tie rods this weekend and try to find out what needs replacing.. the suspension side of things is relatively a new area for me and was wondering if anybody has any pointers in this area?

..it has to be said i've learnt a hellva alot on this forum on the engine side of things and this car is keeping me on my toes!!
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Sounds like tyres to me, new or not!
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Originally Posted by cj romeo View Post
Sounds like tyres to me, new or not!
Agreed. If you had this problem before you changed the tyres then it would be a different matter. Road noise is invariably tyre related

I would (1) check tyre pressures as fitters invariably follow a generic wallchart and if in doubt put 32psi in.
then (2) have tracking checked, preferably on all four wheels

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i will check to see if they have been over-inflated ..balancing might not have been enough or not done properly next thing to look at will be wheel alignment. cheers
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If steering is heavy the tyres are more likely to be under-inflated rather than over-inflated. Definitely worth checking.
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