I drive a 1996 Ford Escort LX N reg' with a 1.6 16valve zetec EFI engine,
Since i have had this car, it has had:-
SUSPENSION BOTTOM ARMS (wishbones) ON FRONT COMPLETE WITH ALL BUSHES
TRACK ROD ENDS
4 BRAND NEW TYRES
DRIVERS SIDE FLEX BREAK PIPE
AND HAS JUST RECENTLY PASSED A PRE M.O.T at a cost of £30
The problem i am having is that it still seems to want to lug to 1 side or another when normal driving as if the wishbones were knackered again. When cornering on a roundabout or right hand bend, sometimes it just lugs a bit more and without increase or any decrease in power, the car lugs round and the turning circle suddenly gets sharper.
I have had this car in and out of 3 different garages and all have said that there is not anything wrong with any of the components underneath, it has been off and on ramps more times than i have had hot dinners!!!
But when i have a passenger in the front seat, the car is fine and it drives smoothly! Only when i am on my own, does this happen. In fact the latest garage i had this car in at said that the car is in great shape for it's year.
What i want to know is if anyone out there ever experienced a problem similar and how did you rectify it?
Could this be a transmission problem?
I think this as when i rebel, and wheel spin away, only the drivers side front wheel spins, the other don't do anything.
Shouldn't both wheels have same amount of traction?