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toeraglala
post Oct 30 2012, 08:54 AM
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Can anyone gives me a heads up to what the problem may be with my Volvo v50. When I am driving it feels like the drivers side wheel has a mind of its own! turning right it feels like it wants to keep going straight for a moment. A heavy feeling in the steering pulling to the drivers side. I have had all wheel alignement done, brakes checked, tyre pressures checked there has been new rear bushes put on the front wishbones infact it has been in the garage 3 times and they can not give an answer. Beginning to not trust the car not feeling to safe, I am pulling my hair out!! Any help much appreciated.

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post Oct 30 2012, 09:59 AM
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might be worth checking the rear suspension bushes.
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post Oct 31 2012, 11:03 PM
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Did you do anything with the car just before the car started pulling to the right such as hitting something hard with the right hand front wheel or did you swap around or change your tyres? Sometimes the wear in the tread of a tyre when in one position will cause a pulling to one side if then placed on the front. Swapping around the front wheels would confirm this.
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post Nov 1 2012, 07:25 AM
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QUOTE (Platypup @ Oct 31 2012, 11:03 PM)
Did you do anything with the car just before the car started pulling to the right such as hitting something hard with the right hand front wheel or did you swap around or change your tyres? Sometimes the wear in the tread of a tyre when in one position will cause a pulling to one side if then placed on the front. Swapping around the front wheels would confirm this.


I have tried this as well, I am at a loss to be honest. The car originaly went in for a shudder in the steering thats when the wishbone bushes were replaced and came out of the garage with this pull. It went back in and they rechecked alignement and could not find anything. It feels like the passenger side is floating about on ice especially when you turn to the right. They did suggest it could be a sticky balljoint but it is there all the time more or less.
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post Nov 1 2012, 08:40 AM
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if your car has active rear suspension (turns the rear wheels slightly as you corner) and the bushes are worn you can get a wandering feel to the steering as you travel at highway speeds, my 850 had this and the rear bushes were totally shot - new bushes sorted the problem.
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post Nov 1 2012, 11:23 AM
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QUOTE (grendel1960 @ Nov 1 2012, 08:40 AM)
if your car has active rear suspension (turns the rear wheels slightly as you corner) and the bushes are worn you can get a wandering feel to the steering as you travel at highway speeds, my 850 had this and the rear bushes were totally shot - new bushes sorted the problem.
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Thanks Grendell I will get them to look at that all advice greatly appreciated!
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have u checked the suspension components on that side of the car. Could be the shock absorber is shot which would make the right hand wheel feel unstable.

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post Nov 7 2012, 09:32 AM
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QUOTE (toeraglala @ Oct 30 2012, 09:54 AM)
Can anyone gives me a heads up to what the problem may be with my Volvo v50. When I am driving it feels like the drivers side wheel has a mind of its own! turning right it feels like it wants to keep going straight for a moment. A heavy feeling in the steering pulling to the drivers side. I have had all wheel alignement done, brakes checked, tyre pressures checked there has been new rear bushes put on the front wishbones infact it has been in the garage 3 times and they can not give an answer. Beginning to not trust the car not feeling to safe, I am pulling my hair out!! Any help much appreciated.

can you check the colour of fluid in your power steering ,should be pink not brown or black,and check the fluid level, and try leave off the cap turning the steering a few times ,in case of air in the system then replace the cap back on.

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post Nov 19 2012, 02:42 PM
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QUOTE (danielm85948 @ Nov 7 2012, 09:32 AM)
can you check the colour of fluid in your power steering ,should be pink not brown or black,and check the fluid level, and try leave off the cap turning the steering a few times ,in case of air in the system then replace the cap back on.


Thanks for all the info, the car is now in the garage getting a replacement steering rack the power steering fluid has brown bits through it so spot on danielm85948!!!!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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