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Pulling to the left...

Noticed recently that under acceleration, Clunky is now pulling to the left. It disappears under braking, and is much less noticable when coasting. Tried it yesterday by going in the outside lane of a dual carriageway, hands off wheel and power...sure enough not too far down the road I was in the left lane. It's not the road camber, made sure I've tested it on all sorts of roads to check that.

Anyone any ideas . Any help much appreciated
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Re: Pulling to the left...

Have you hit a kerb or pot hole recently, the wheel alignment could be off slightly?
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Re: Pulling to the left...

YES I DID! That may be it, was a fair old thwack. Will get it checked out but, surely if it was that, it'd apparent at all times?
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Re: Pulling to the left...

Not necessarily, I had a similar thing where I would only notice it when pulling away but when doing 70 on the motorway it was 100% straight. I think kwik fit do a free check and only charge if it does need adjusting?
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Re: Pulling to the left...

Be warned, though. I had my wheel alignment done recently and there's a few things that can't be adjusted on the Bravo. I don't have the paperwork with me to give further details but if it's too knocked then there's not a lot that can be done (cheaply).
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Re: Pulling to the left...

Your not alone mate, my Bravo does the exact same, which started about a couple of months ago. Mine only does it when driving quickly on the motorway and it does get really annoying with it wanting to pull to the left. I did the exact same tests as you.

I have my MOT due, so I was just gonna mention it then.
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Re: Pulling to the left...

I'm getting my lowering springs on pretty soon, so will get the alignment re-done then. If that makes no difference, I think my left rear brake is binding slightly, potentially that. If it's neither, then I'll be getting underneath her myself and giving her a good going over
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Re: Pulling to the left...

I would say sounds like tracking there are some places which have like 3D laser tracking as down this neck of the woods kwick fit take like 3 attempts to put it right

Or even so my misses had that problem and it was just low on air in one tyre so pump your tyres up if thats not it then I would say 90% tracking
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Re: Pulling to the left...

Cheers guys . I will look into it pretty soon. It's not a massive issue right now; more an annoyance. But gonna need to get it sorted, coz I don't want to wear tyres stupidly quick.
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Re: Pulling to the left...

Could be anything from a dodgy tyre, tracking, worn suspension or steering componet, track rod end is a good one, sticking brakes.
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Re: Pulling to the left...

UPDATE! Went down to the National Tyres down the road for me, tracking was 3mm out . Still pulls slightly to the left, checked tyres and brakes, and other than a catching rear pad, nothing seems to be wrong. So just going to wait till Nov for my next service and get them to have a look; unless something gives up before that.
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