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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-11-04, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
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XF Steering Pulling Slightly to Left

Hey Guys,

Having a problem with the steering on the XF. Its slightly pulling to the left, not too much, but you still have to hold the wheel to the right to keep it going straight sometimes, othertimes (eg when road is very smooth) its fine. Its had a full wheel alignment/camber adjustment in December, but this problem only has started bout a week ago. I stuck my head under the front end and noticed that the idle/pitman arm bushes look shredded. Could that cause the problem? What about a worn wheel bearing?

It has factory power steering.

Any ideas??.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-12-04, 02:01 AM
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Re: XF Steering Pulling Slightly to Left

well if the bushes are hanging out of the idler arm thats obviosly a slight part of the problem its the dickhead at the tyre store that took your money for aligning it in the first place with worn parts so now you can quit work and pay yourself 30 dollars for every time you wake up walk out to the car or even drive it or kick the tyre and know you have just earned 30 dollars but do not forget to subtract tyre wear and GST GREG VENOM XR6 PS i think rick can back me up on this one CHEERS
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Re: XF Steering Pulling Slightly to Left

Problem didn't start when you hit the gutter? Or perhaps the tyre went flat.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-04, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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Re: XF Steering Pulling Slightly to Left

I put some more air into the tyres and its helped it...the front right one was rather low!..but those bushes are going to have to be replaced anyway!

Cheers for all the help!

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