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#1 2487jamesm

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 09:11 AM

Right Guys, I need help. I took my Mondeo for MOT bk in september. everything seemed fine before the mot, but the mechanic rang me to say it had failed as my driver side suspension spring had snapped. I had the mechanic put on a new spring. Car then pased the MOT.

After I picked it up and drove it home i noticed it pulling to the left, the opposite side to the new spring. I rang the mechanic and he said give it a couple of days to bed in.

After about a week I went back to the garage and explaind it still pulling to the left. He had a quick check over and said bring it in the following day as he wasnt 100% with the mount.

I took it in, and he removed the spring, then put it back on and this time said he was 100% certain it was all done correctly. I drove away with the same pulling to the left problem.

I then had the car wheels tracked. Still pulling to the left!

I done some research on the net and on here, and was told to replace the passenger side also and not to change 1 spring on its own. 

I went back to the garage and asked them to replace the passenger side spring, which he done. I drove away with my fingers crossed, and u guessed it, it still pulls to the left.

I had the wheels tracked again.

All tyre pressures are ok also. 

Now I can not think of anything else to check or have looked at!!!!!

 

If anyone has any suggestions please let me know as it is driving me mad with the constant pulling.

 

Oh also the mechanic was checking my tyres for roundness or sumthing which he said was all ok.

 

Any info please would be very much appriciated.

 

Cheers guys

 

Jay



#2 jagojon

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 12:34 PM

Try swapping the tyres over left on right etc, if you have been running it with a broken Spring/ poor geometry the tyres may be causing it.

Or swap tyres diagonally if yo can

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 01:56 PM

If that doesn't fix it , and as a matter of course it should have a full geometry check , not just track. This will highlight any bent components. If you do swap the tyres over make sure they are not directional
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Just need time to fit halos,DRLs & Cupra splitter , will be remapped soon!

#4 keith300

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Posted 14 January 2016 - 10:10 PM

Just wondering if you solved your issue as my Car is doing the exact same thing.

#5 raynkar

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 12:05 AM

Just wondering if you solved your issue as my Car is doing the exact same thing.


Keith.
It's worth pointing out that mk3 mondeos pull to the left as a standard thing.
I've never driven one that doesn't have at least a slight pull to the left. It's just one of their known issues, just like the way the tailgate on a hatchback often allows rain to enter the boot when the tailgate is raised.
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#6 keith300

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 06:00 PM

Thanks raynkar, 

 

have changed the discs and pads on the front and now no big wobble and loads better to drive. 

 

mine was leaking in the boot have put a 3/4 tap washer on the thread of the light seems to have fixed it (I have the estate)



#7 pg1973

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 08:11 PM

I am having the same issue with my 05 Hatchback. The car pulls left under acceleration. It pulls left under braking. But the scariest thing is when I am cornering and turning left, it seems that the car is understeering quite badly, then all of a sudden its as the car has suddenly found traction and pulls left sharply. I am unsure on what this can be, but, I am about to change nearly the full front end to try to stop this problem.

 

The plan is to change:-

 

Top Mounts.

Track rods

Track Rod Ends

Anti Roll Bars.

 

I will report back to see if this stops this issue. Hopefully it will, if not I have no idea!!!


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#8 raynkar

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 10:03 PM

I am having the same issue with my 05 Hatchback. The car pulls left under acceleration. It pulls left under braking. But the scariest thing is when I am cornering and turning left, it seems that the car is understeering quite badly, then all of a sudden its as the car has suddenly found traction and pulls left sharply. I am unsure on what this can be, but, I am about to change nearly the full front end to try to stop this problem.
 
The plan is to change:-
 
Top Mounts.
Track rods
Track Rod Ends
Anti Roll Bars.
 
I will report back to see if this stops this issue. Hopefully it will, if not I have no idea!!!


How is the tracking?
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#9 pg1973

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 10:24 PM

How is the tracking?


The tracking was slightly out, had that sorted and the problem got worse....

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#10 pg1973

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 07:43 AM

How is the tracking?

The tracking was slightly out, had that sorted and the problem got worse....


I will also say I have had the front discs and pads replaced as I had a lot of wheel wobble under braking.

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#11 jagojon

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 12:21 PM

Have you checked the bottom arm bushes?
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Just need time to fit halos,DRLs & Cupra splitter , will be remapped soon!

#12 pg1973

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 12:32 PM

Have you checked the bottom arm bushes?


No, but will check these at the same time as removing wheels, if it's these then will high tail it to purchase some

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#13 raynkar

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 10:58 AM

The tracking was slightly out, had that sorted and the problem got worse....


Did you have two wheel or four wheel/full geometry check?
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#14 pg1973

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:02 PM

He had equipment on all four wheels bit only altered fronts...

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#15 pg1973

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 04:35 PM

So the work has been completed on the front end. When wheels where taken off I found the NS lower arm was pretty worn. So have changed those too.

Outcome, vehicle is no longer loose in the corners and feels all tight.....

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#16 pg1973

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:26 AM

So a quick update for you. Drove to Manchester this week, experienced a little knocking. Took to a garage who threw it on a lift. Drivers side lower arm had more play in it than someone putting a wooden spoon in a 3ft diameter pipe. It seems my Mondeo likes to eat parts, it was that bad the tyre on the inside was down to the canvas😳. So took the lower arm back to the motor factors who supplied it. Very nicely they replaced it for me.... and paid for the new tyre and labour too.....

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Stage 1 Re-Map.

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