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Old 10-24-2006, 15:05   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Just bought '96 escort1.6 16v LX drifting to left?

My nice new escort (eggcart i like to call em) has a tendancy to drift to the left when i engage the clutch pedal when i change gear up or down! I do not understand why as i have checked the wheel balancing and tracking!
This is not the whole story as the front end at the right also drops!
Can anyone please help???
This is a trully immaculate car that has been looked after all its life and just sold cheaply. The seller has no knowledge of this problem, or atleast he says not!
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Old 10-25-2006, 13:50   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Just bought '96 escort1.6 16v LX drifting to left?

check the coil springs, very very common for them to break.
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Old 10-26-2006, 13:08   #3 (permalink)
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I've had all the suspension components checked and they are all in perfect working order!!!
I have been given the suggestions that it could be:-
Gear box
Engine mountings and/or
Gear box mountings!
Does anyone out there have any other suggestions or do you think that it's likely to any of the above?
Please please please please HELP!!!
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Old 10-26-2006, 18:10   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Just bought '96 escort1.6 16v LX drifting to left?

What do you mean by the front end at the right also drops?
The 'drifting' could be a caliper hanging up, but since you imply it is when you gear up or down, it could be because it is front wheel drive.
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Old 10-27-2006, 09:21   #5 (permalink)
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PROBLEM SOLVED!!!
WAS NEARSIDE FRONT GEAR BOX MOUNTING!!!
IT ALSO LOOSENED THE OFFSIDE WISHBONE.
VERY EASY JOB.
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