when driving, on a windless day, it feels like you're driving through strong, gusty winds, or a bit like getting caught in grooves caused by trucks which pull you from side to side. you constantly have to make multiple corrections to the steering, which I know are beyong anything normal: after more than 15 years of professional driving, i'm at a loss as to what there is left to do, other than scrap the car, which seems a shame as it is, otherwise, running great!
but after a year of horrible driving conditions, we're no further forwards and any changes make no difference, or only make a different for a very short while
over the past 12 months we've been to 5 different garages, mostly for tracking, as this is what i expected the problem to be. in the past i've had something vaguely like this problem, but that was corrected with tracking.
- we've had the steering rack replaced (our last and expensive attempted resolution - it was leaking fluid, hence the replacement)
- a new set of uni royal tyres fitted all round (to ensure there were no conflicts with different brands of tyres)
- i've been under the car looking for any sort of 'sail' that could be causing the car to be moved from side to side; everything seems happily fastened where it should be
- we've had the bushes checked - by 3 different garages (who all say they dont need replacing)
- we had a garage spend an hour checking everything was either as tight or as loose as it should be, both front and rear
- the tyre pressures are as per the manufacturers settings
nothing has had an effect - when they test drive it every mechanic states there is no problem.
after a 20 minute drive on dual carriageway today my wife and i both felt sick because the car is so frequently moving from side to side.......we're beyond frustrated and beyond knowing what to do anymore, and don't want to waste any more money on solutions which don't solve anything
please, does anybody have any helpful suggestions as to what else we can check or get a garage to check?
Edited by boussyboo, 29 April 2018 - 04:18 PM.