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    Why is my car pulling to the left...

    the car is a Honda Jazz... 10 plate...

    Its been serviced recently and I have just had 4 wheel alignment checked by ATS (after Honda told me after the service that they only do 2 wheels) which was all within tolerance but the car still pulls to the left. ATS said that two of the wheels were down to 10-13psi but they were all checked and set to 32psi last week. They inflated all of the tyres to 32psi again and just driven it home and its still doing it.

    if I leave the steering wheel dead centre it will slowly start veering left, it does it at slow speed and normal speed

    the car has been kerbed a few times most recently in the snow but if it all within the normal tolerance...

    What else can it be?
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    Brake caliper binding ??

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    Or it could be uneven tyre wear from driving with under inflated tyres or it could be a worn bushing or mount.

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    It must still be out of alignment

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    swap the front wheels over...left to right and right to left...and see if that makes a difference...
    Quote Originally Posted by harv View Post
    the car is a Honda Jazz... 10 plate...

    Its been serviced recently and I have just had 4 wheel alignment checked by ATS (after Honda told me after the service that they only do 2 wheels) which was all within tolerance but the car still pulls to the left. ATS said that two of the wheels were down to 10-13psi but they were all checked and set to 32psi last week. They inflated all of the tyres to 32psi again and just driven it home and its still doing it.

    if I leave the steering wheel dead centre it will slowly start veering left, it does it at slow speed and normal speed

    the car has been kerbed a few times most recently in the snow but if it all within the normal tolerance...

    What else can it be?

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    agree with al , if still the same "big pohole recently" allignment /balljoint , or emergency stop with a "flatspot" on the tyre
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    Since you say you kerbed it, have you had the tracking checked?

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    Four wheel alignment...is a mirror system set up right round the car...on all four wheels...presuming that the rear wheels are in alignment..they are set using light beams shone into the mirrors..once the front wheels are aligned to the rears...then the tow in/out..is adjusted..a car will naturally pull to the left because of the camber of the road...are your front tyres of the same make/size..??
    Quote Originally Posted by harv View Post
    the car is a Honda Jazz... 10 plate...

    Its been serviced recently and I have just had 4 wheel alignment checked by ATS (after Honda told me after the service that they only do 2 wheels) which was all within tolerance but the car still pulls to the left. ATS said that two of the wheels were down to 10-13psi but they were all checked and set to 32psi last week. They inflated all of the tyres to 32psi again and just driven it home and its still doing it.

    if I leave the steering wheel dead centre it will slowly start veering left, it does it at slow speed and normal speed

    the car has been kerbed a few times most recently in the snow but if it all within the normal tolerance...

    What else can it be?

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    I would check your track rod ends...and see if the lock nuts have been moved..to see if the alignment has actually been altered...not that I'm saying that ATS have charged you for work not done
    Quote Originally Posted by mad-moon View Post
    Four wheel alignment...is a mirror system set up right round the car...on all four wheels...presuming that the rear wheels are in alignment..they are set using light beams shone into the mirrors..once the front wheels are aligned to the rears...then the tow in/out..is adjusted..a car will naturally pull to the left because of the camber of the road...are your front tyres of the same make/size..??

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    Caliper binding, CV joint, wheel bearing, worn bushes, tyre pressures?
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    Being a Honda I'd go a caliper, or, if due the tracking being out the front tyres are worn into a pattern that is continuing the error? or your tracking has not been adjusted correctly.
    Please take good care of your S2k keep it by your side for long and enjoy it from the bottom of your heart and share the quality and legacy of the S2k with many friends so that the legend of the S2k will continue for long. Shigeru Uehara Designer Honda S2000.

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    If a caliper was seizing up, one would have to notice the burning brake smell??? Even the wheel would get hot.

    Quote Originally Posted by mj446 View Post
    Being a Honda I'd go a caliper, or, if due the tracking being out the front tyres are worn into a pattern that is continuing the error? or your tracking has not been adjusted correctly.

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    The solution seems obvious to me, the car is DEFUCKTIVE, take it back and get it fixed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartwen View Post
    The solution seems obvious to me, the car is DEFUCKTIVE, take it back and get it fixed!
    might well have to... the tyres were checked, and front and back are different brands but side to side are the same and replaced at the same time... not noticed any burning smell.

    Will just have to get to Honda to look at it again as its still under warranty... ATS didn't charge me anything btw for their checks
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    Can only be brakes/tracking/tyres or a bent chassis/suspension component. Just because someone has done your wheel alignment it doesn't mean they have done it properly. Kerbing a car, especially badly, can cause any number of problems in the aforementioned categories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Injector View Post
    Just because someone has done your wheel alignment it doesn't mean they have done it properly.
    I've worked in a Honda franchise and seen how the tracking equipment is treated, no wonder that sometimes the car went out worse than when it came in, that and techs who couldn't see the decimal point in the recommended alignment figures, at times it was scary what got done.
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    4 wheel alignment comes in many forms - such as shysters who get away with just aligning the front axle and those that do all four, but that's it.
    The car needs to be fully checked for each wheel measurement as well as cross axle measurements, thust angle etc. Did ATS do this? If so, they should have provided you with a print-out of before and after measurements.

    Out of interest, have any of the tyres been replaced recently?

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    Has to be a tyre or tracking issue, did you get the motor new? if not it could have been pranged, repaired but the body's been left twisted. That does happen!

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