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    Does anybody know how, even after having the car in twice & the dealer adjusting the tracking many many times, they still cannot get the steering wheel to stay in the level position when going down a perfectly flat piece of road...

    Mine's down to the left by at least 2 inches ( feel free to insert your own punch-lines on that one ) and I'm starting to get p'd off with it...

    Is it a problem on these cars or am I just unlucky ???

    Regards, Tony.

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    they aint doin the tracking right if its that far out,
    a computer track will center the wheel and then with a device keep it there with a sender telling the comp where it is, then the wheels will get tracked in a similar way using lasers

    bear in mind that even a ' flat peice of road ' has a ' camber ' this is a slope from the middle to the gutter , its there to let the rain water drain to the edge, while driving down such a road you will have to steer into the camber to go straight, thus making the steeringwheel look out of line, if you get me , bald or neering bald tyres will also have an effect.

    but if its down on the left, they have got ur tracking wrong ??
    hope this helps

    BB

    ps, make sure you got ur wheels on the right way , as 90% of tyres now are directional, if put on the wrong side of the car ( and it does and has happened to peeps ) it will make all sorts of trouble to ballance and tracking , as well as being potentially dangerous, just a thought
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    The problem is with the dealer, had mine in 3 or 4 times to fix this, it doesent help to have the tracking etc spot on if the stearingwheel is'nt strait when they are adjusting it.

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    The service manager is going to get me in at one of the other branches within the group... one that has more specialised eqpt...

    This is a main dealer for f___s sake !!!

    The only place that has ever managed to get it right 1st time without any bother was an old guy at a little garage in Whitley Bay...

    I can sense sea air & fish & chips coming in the near future !!!

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    Well I'm one happy bunny now.... Had the car into Reg Vardy on the Felling bypass & the lad who finally got it sorted was brilliant...

    It took 2 hours & about 5 test drives to get it right... I actually started feeling sorry for him towards the end !!!

    He told me that these cars are a bit of a b_____d to get the steering wheel levelled

    I'm just hoping it'll stay the same when I get the front tyres replaced...

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