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ok since iv had the car, (about 4 months) when driving on a normal road surface it has always tended to drift away to the left, i left it because iv just got round to fitting new wishbones, droplinks, eibachs and 17"wheels. after all this i had the tracking checked on friday and the guy told me it was spot on.
thing is the car still pulls to the left, if not slightly worse :( handling is much better though :)
what else could be wrong? i know wider tyres react worse to road camber but my previous car on 17" was ok :confused:
i have noticed that when stationary if i move the steering wheel slightly, maybe 30° either way i can here creaking from the other side of the footwells, the trackrod ends look ok but im not sure about where it connects to the rack?

cheers for any help guys :)
 

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Check and see if your steering wheel is straight when going in straight line. If it`s slightly off set then this can cause it to pull as they are weighted to sit central

Also check to see if the steering is balanced . Eventhough the tracking is set correctly if the track rod ends are screwed on a different amount of threads this can "off centre" the steering and cause it to pull

Also make sure non of your brakes are binding on slightly as this can cause pulling as can uneven tyre pressures

Hope this helps :D
 

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I have the same thing wrong with my car...its going into a garage (!?!) to be fixed next week...(a new experience for my 155 as I don't have any time just now). As well as wearing at the track rod end, wear occurs at the rack knuckle end, and according to the guy at my local alfa specialists its not uncommon on the 155. He also said it can be a bit of a mare of a job for the home mech. Which further convinced me to get somone else to do it. He wasn't angling for business as he has 2 mechs on holiday and I've had to wait 3 weeks B4 he can take it in.
Jack up the car, and rock the wheel on its left right axis..if yours is like mine you'll probably see some movement in the track rod end ball joint and a clunk/movement from inboard near the rack. (check rack bushes for wear also) If you can see clear movement and hear a clunk, then sounds like you have the same fault as mine...
Mine has also started suffering from torque steer and clunks when I turn to the left/right, which I suspect may be strut bearings, but could be coming from the steering also. I'll get the steering fixed and if it goes away, fine. If not, off with the struts at a later date (could do with new front shocks anyway).

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Glad to know im not alone, il have a go at the weekend, do you have any indication of cost for parts/time the job will take, would be interested to know incase the job is beond my mech skills!
Cheers for the help :)
 

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I'm not sure of costs yet. I'm dropping the car off with him on Saturday. He knows I do all my own work on the car and mentioned that this was a tricky job worth giving to a garage.. but I've not investigated it, so can't really comment for myself. I'm a bit busy at the moment, so I was quite happy just to book it in for them to do it.

I'll let you know when I get the bill. hopefully not too horrific!

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