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Old March 4th, 2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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My car is tracking left. It can be described as a moderate pull to the left (i.e. when the driver releases the steering wheel, the car will definitely move into the next lane... or oncoming traffice! ???). The car doesn't do a full U-turn, but it is definitely not a simple drift. Some effort is needed to keep the car rolling straight (within the lane lines) and causing the wheel to be slight turning clockwise (approximately 3 to 5)...

Before your brain cogs start spinning, here are some specs:

Alignment (Yes, there is excessive camber. Somewhat necessary to fit some wide wheels and tires )
  • - DS Front: 0.00 Toe | -2.8 Camber
  • - DS Rear: 0.00 Toe | -2.8 Camber
  • - PS Front: 0.08 Toe | -4.5 Camber
  • - PS Rear: 0.10 Toe | -4.8 Camber
Other:
  • Raise the car approximately 1" (if that matters)
  • New wheels and tires with air pressure set at ~35 PSI
  • Bushings and ball joings were inspected and seem to be in decent shape. No tears, cracks or significant, noticeable deterioration from what I can observe.
  • No leaking from any steering component. Nothing noticeable from what I observed.
  • Replaced the front brake pads and rotors on Friday, 01 March 2013. Please note that the drifting occured before the change to the front brake pads and rotors.
  • The car tracks left more noticeably when accelerating, which I find odd.
So what could it be??
  • Improper brake engagement at the front DS wheel or something with brakes?
  • Wheel bearing?
  • Tires?
  • Steering component?
  • Suspension component?
Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks V6P fam. :thumbsup:
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Old March 4th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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my car used to do that mike. i go to a guy who does alignment by tape measure and his eye. he also test drives the car before he finishes the job. now my car runs straight as it can get.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 01:17 PM   #3
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^^ Thanks Jowell. I usually do my own alignments as well, but after four (4) attempts and measuring to a very high accuracy, it was still tracking left.

Z mentioned something about the pre-engagement / improper engagement of front brake caliper, as well as uneven brake pad wear. Looking into this further.

I also called the shop. They stated that the car tracking left while driving should have nothing to do with the braking system. They offered to inspect the brakes, the alignment and rotate tires. They stated it's most likely the tires, but they're brand new. Hmmm.
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My car used to do that. I brought it to a friend that does alignment and all he did was rotate my tires. And I was good to go.
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x2 on checking the calipers/slides for possible dragging.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 12:13 PM   #6
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Did you type your alignments wrong? Looking at what it says, it says your whole drivers side is -2.8, where as your whole passenger side is around -4.5. I would think it should be the rear is -4.5 and front is -2.8.
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