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#130568 - 10th Feb 2005 10:02am steering problem
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i went the rock last night and upon leaving i had rain on the windscreen as i wiped the screen i went over the bit of pavement that is the turn for macdonalds you all know the part that you have to avoid. we the cali went right over it and all four struts bottemed out and now my steering wheel is quater of a turn when my wheels are straight.

What have i done?????
HELP!!!! mad
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#130569 - 10th Feb 2005 10:47am Re: steering problem
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Knocked the Tracking out at the very least,
but for the wheel to shift centre in
one go, its more serious than tracking.

You need to get someone to have a look at it
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#130570 - 10th Feb 2005 7:14pm Re: steering problem
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For the steering wheel to move a 1/4 of a turn you have bent a steering/suspension component.

This in turn has altered your wheel alignment & Tracking.

You need to get the vehicle looked at professionally to fully asses the damage. You will probably have to have one or more steering/suspension components replaced and then the full four wheel alignment re-set to re-set the tracking and straighten your steering wheel.

The vehicle may not be safe to drive and you will be ripping the front tyres appart with the tracking being so far out.

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#130571 - 11th Feb 2005 3:48am Re: steering problem
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it really does seem like you have knocked somethink out of line matey eek

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get it booked in somewhere and get it checked out soon matey its better to be safe than sorry

hope this helps you daz matey happy

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#130572 - 14th Feb 2005 3:10pm Re: steering problem
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Just like to thank the crew at autosafe for fixing my slight problem.

Cheers scooby and the guys. fixed it for my dad earlier.
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#130573 - 14th Feb 2005 4:57pm Re: steering problem
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Was that your Calibra smack

I seen one of my staff working on it earlier today but didnt realise it was your's.....

It would appear you got off with the damage lightly mate, just the wheel alignment was re-set by our state of the art lazer equipment and the job's a good one.

Your a lucky man to have not damaged any suspension/steering parts mate.

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#130574 - 16th Feb 2005 9:24pm Re: steering problem
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What was it in the end?
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#130575 - 17th Feb 2005 12:50am Re: steering problem
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Originally posted by Scooby:

It would appear you got off with the damage lightly mate, just the wheel alignment was re-set by our state of the art lazer equipment and the job's a good one.
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