I have an interesting problem with my wife’s Vectra.
It has always pulled to the left from the day we got it. Not badly but enough if you let go of the wheel to be noticeable.
Since that time we have changed from the 215,50,17’s on standard SRI wheels to 235/40/18’s in 6 spoke snowflakes. All seemed fine for a while till I drove the car and notice the pulling was much worse. I said to the wife and she said it had been like this for ages…!
So First thing I checked was the tyres all of which are on the right way etc which they are. I then had the tracking sorted. Which helped a bit.
A few weeks later she said it was pulling again. I checked and found the back passenger tyre had a nail in it and was losing pressure. I had that fixed and the tracking checked and fixed again (It was marginally out). The result of this is the car is still pulling to the left just as bad!
So what do I do next…?
My thoughts are to jack the car up and check for movement on the wheels (12/6 and 9/3 positions) to see if there is a track road end issue etc.
If they are fine should I then change the wheels round (rotating them from to back and left to right?).
If that doesn’t work I guess I need to look at springs etc (of which I know one was replaced on the rear when we bought the car as it had snapped but can’t remember which one).
Any other thoughts of what to check or what may be causing the issues?