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    Default Wobbly Acceleration, Brake problem?

    I've had a, cant say problem as such as its probably normal, but its really getting a little annoying, when I put my foot down from a standing start, the car throws itself around wobbling left and right until I get above 20-30mph. It doesnt loose traction and still holds, but the steering wheel is hard to hold in a straight line... it just seems to follow the road at low speed, on the motorway its fine... nice and straight, until It comes to breaking from speed, the car starts to pull left and right under heavy breaking.

    Other things I've noticed, when I turn a sharp right at any speed, it feels like the front drivers wheel looses hold, or moves in a slightly different direction, I cant really describe it. Also, when I reverse of my drive, I hear a cluck noise from the front, I think drivers side, then the brake pedal pushes up into my foot slightly... probably as much as an inch

    Its really confusing...

    Before I deployed, I had my inner track rods and ends replaced, drop links, bushes, all 4 springs, tracking and wheels checked after, all pads and discs changed... so hopefully I can count them out.

    Maybe its the steering rack?

    I wont be able to take my car to a garage for at least 2 weeks as I need it for work, but anyone have any suggestions?

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    have you checked the tyre pressures ??????

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    Sorry I can't tell you what it is but I wouldn't drive the car if I was you,it doesn't sound safe at all espeically when you are doing motorway driving.If you really have to drive do some basic checks yourself like tyre pressure tighten wheel nuts,is there anybody close to you are at work with a bit of knowledge on mechanics who could give it a quick check,be careful

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    hi, i had exactly the same issue after i fitted my springs, that was my tracking and my camber was a little out, maybe they have not tracked it correctly or worse case they never tightend the lock nut on the track rod end correctly. simple little check of the parts coud be an easy home option, take the front wheels off, just check the nuts are tight also just give the anti roll bar a little tug to check there is no play..... be carefull tho mate because if it was as out of controll as mine under acceloration or braking it could be dangerous. cheers.

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    might be worth putting the wheels front to back aswell made a big difference when mine did it

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattv6diesel View Post
    might be worth putting the wheels front to back aswell made a big difference when mine did it
    Do you mean swapping the wheels I've got on the back to the front, or swapping the tread pattern?

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    1st thing stoped mine wandering all over the road when i first got it.

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