Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 15:53:56 -0000
From: "Andy" <andynopsamail.com>
Subject: Re: Steering drift in 97 900S


Looks like a combination of bad wheel alignment/wheel balancing. All will be sorted out when you replace these tyres at the shop as this something they should do. The fact that they are worn in the manner u describe plus the way it moves upon breaking, goes some way to support this theory. I would also check your break pads as you could for another reason have uneven wear on the pads/shoes/disks. All can be checked at the same time. The latter I would be careful the garage doesn't try and force you to change them. Make sure you actually see the pads/shoes/disks and see how different the are, if at all before agreeing to the change. Some might be able to wait until the next service for example. That said, these areas are your contact with 'earth' and provide you with the ability to grip and stop on the surface! So you should look at this areas seriously, and now! "Ben White" <bwhitenopsamam.au> wrote in message news:m3he19208m.fsfnopsamilon.rassilon-net... > Hi, > > When I bought my 97 900S at the start of the year I noticed the > straight-ahead position of the steering wheel was a little off-centre. > A wheel alignment fixed that, but I'm sure it still feels looser when > turning the wheel to the right than to the left, and if I hold the > wheel loosely while coming to a stop it wants to move to the right. > > Is this a sign of something bad? The front tyres are getting towards > the end of their life, and I don't know if that's a factor (it looks > like the alignment had been left out for a while -- wear is uneven) > and the left-front has a different tread pattern to the others.

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