Car not turning right

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Re: Car not turning right

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Glad I found this thread!
My 4.8 has this exact problem at the moment - it doesnt turn right as well as it does left - I looked like a real chop the other day pulling into a parking and the damn thing wouldnt turn sharp enough.
So I'll be under my patrol this weekend if anyone needs me :biggrin:

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Graham, have you done anything (or had somebody else do anything) under your car recently?

That adjuster can come loose by itself but it's fairly unlikely?
I once had this happen after replacing the steering damper. Turned out it was a different length than the original, and I ended up moving the mounting bracket on the drag link to solve it.
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Yes, disconnect the steering damper and try to turn again. It's more than likely an incorrect damper

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Re: Car not turning right

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Peter Connan wrote:
27 Nov 2020 09:29
Graham, have you done anything (or had somebody else do anything) under your car recently?

That adjuster can come loose by itself but it's fairly unlikely?
I once had this happen after replacing the steering damper. Turned out it was a different length than the original, and I ended up moving the mounting bracket on the drag link to solve it.
Nope. That poor car has experienced serious neglect over the past year and a bit. :redface:
Its suspension is absolutely shot though, so, maybe the steering damper is doing something wierd as well.

It was strange, when I pulled into the parking, I definitely noticed its 'full lock' to the right wasnt enough. I reversed to straighten up, and turned right again and when I got to that incorrect full lock again there was a satisfying release, and I could turn it further.
I tested this morning and I get two full turns to the left, but only just over 1.5 to the right.

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I don't think the steering damper can "go faulty" in a way that can cause this. First port of call: adjusting stops.
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Post by Digger »

Checked the Prepper Wagon out this morning also found a bit of a difference, 2 turns to the left and 1 and 3\4 to the right, will check it out when I do the brakes later, can only be stops, I hope.

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