My car drifts left when starting off and when accelerating it drifts right

Tiny
SAI123SAI
  • 1999 VOLKSWAGEN BORA
  • 87,000 MILES

I have had 4 new tyers put on, all balanced and the track rod ends changed. All the tracking and alignment have been done.

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 AT 10:05 PM

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Tiny
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Wheel alignment done and still drifts-the brake could be dragging or the camber/caster angle is not correct, binding steering gear or linkage, etc-

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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I'd say sounds like torque steer. Get it realigned. There is only very little adjustment for caster/camber, if 1 side is off they instruct you to split the difference and that's as good as it gets, even so, both sides can still be out. I have seen crappy alignments in my time. Sorry to say some people have no pride in their work.

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 3:30 AM
Tiny
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Another thing, is the road your driving on flat? It's hard to find a road that is flat enough to be valid for testing. If it is sloped or grooved you may wanna try a level, smoother road.

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 3:33 AM

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