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    whats up? Just a quick question. I've had real problems with my car regarding wheel alignment. I took it to kwik fit first who could only do the front two. I then looked for someone who could do all four, found Mconnechy's, but the problem is still there. At first the steering wheel was straight but the tracking was messed up and the car was moving to the left. Then the tracking was set up by Kwik fit and the trackingwas good but the steering wheel was tilted to the right to go in a stright line. kwik-fit eventually found that the tyre on the back left pas side was out. The car was then taken to Mconnechy's who fixed all four wheel alignments for £45. Problem still there now the tracking is fine but the wheel is tiled to the right to go straight. Arnold Crap are a con and refuse to look at it without £60 investigation fee. Any suggestions please.

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    I'm always wary of kwikfit type places for wheel alignments (toe in/out), they align all cars dead straight when in fact every car manufacturer uses different alignments to suit the car.
    It depends on camber (vertical alignment), toe in/out, castor or the angle of the suspension strut (gives you the centreing force and steering weight, this can't be adjusted) and even the type of tyre/wheels fitted.
    You simply can't align all cars with zero toe in/out, it won't work. Its just a nice way of making a few £ on top of a new tyre. "oh by the way we've checked your alignment and its out", Well it will be because most cars are different.

    All cars "pull" very slightly to the left on most roads btw (due the road camber for drainage).
    Find out just how bad it is on a hard to find nice flat road.

    Sounds like it needs realigning with the steering rack centred and then maybe even the steering wheel adjusted (as it may have been bodged in a past life).
    Personally I would go to a dealership or vx specialist and get it done properly.

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    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62815
    Take it to National Tyres, ask for a full four wheel alignment
    Check is FREE, adjustment is chargeable *last time was £25

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    I saw the same problem on a saxo. Either had the tacking right and the wheel not straight, or wheel straight and tracking out. In the end my boss did it, said they were adjusting in the wrong place and most people don't know how to do tracking properly. It was fine afterwards....

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