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Default Steering issue R56 JCW - 11th February 2016, 06:00 PM

Been having an issue with my FJCW the last week or so with the steering - it feels vague and has a bit of play in it.

Tyre pressures are OK, and had a local garage try and find any issues with the suspension and they couldn't - checked bushes, ball joints, etc.

Last step before possibly sending it to a stealer to sort is to have the tracking (specifically the camber) checked with A-Line, a local alignment specialist near me.

Anyone experienced anything like this on their R56? Suspicions are now on something to do with the power steering or the camber.


  
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Default Steering issue R56 JCW - 11th February 2016, 07:55 PM

Why specifically the camber? I wouldn't have thought there enough adjustment available on the front to make a noticeable affect on the steering. Toe could be the issue - does the car go in a straight line with the wheel centred?

How did the garage check the bushes? A visual inspection won't always give a clear indication of a bush on it way out. Did they take it out for a spin?

My rear toe is out from where I span out, did a beautiful 360, and belted a curb. Steering weight and pointyness feels normal, but in the bends the car behaves very differently steering left than to right. Straight over on fast roundabouts is a rather hilarious combination of confident lefts and terrifying rights - is it anything like that?
  
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Default 14th February 2016, 11:16 PM

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Why specifically the camber? I wouldn't have thought there enough adjustment available on the front to make a noticeable affect on the steering. Toe could be the issue - does the car go in a straight line with the wheel centred?

How did the garage check the bushes? A visual inspection won't always give a clear indication of a bush on it way out. Did they take it out for a spin?

My rear toe is out from where I span out, did a beautiful 360, and belted a curb. Steering weight and pointyness feels normal, but in the bends the car behaves very differently steering left than to right. Straight over on fast roundabouts is a rather hilarious combination of confident lefts and terrifying rights - is it anything like that?
No, no issues with it veering off when I let go of the wheel. Place did a visual check then took it for a spin. Haha no not that bad, the steering just feels lose. Bit of play in the steering, and there is some under steer when cornering hard.

The alignment place they recommended said it was pretty straight, and no issues with tracking / toe / camber etc.

So perhaps something to do with the steering? Not getting any error codes but if the suspension, tyres, and tracking are OK, maybe a sensor or unit?


  
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