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Can someone tell me why I am fighting with the steering wheel to keep the van in a straight line. I have replaced the power steering pump recently but am due to replace the ball joints? Is this the answer ir is it the steering rack?

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Before I drove 2400 miles in the last 2 wks I was advised that it was within tolerance by the garage, if that helps
 

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I won't go into the moan, but had a similar issue with serious play on the steering wheel and being told it was the steering boss I'd fitted with the after market steering wheel by the specialist garage - it was the track rod ends.

I only realised when I checked the tyres on a routine 'around the Velle' and noticed one had worn badly, suddenly and unevenly and went to get a new one. Tyre fitters were a bit WTF and that's when I realised how lucky I'd been to stay on the road!!

Just a thought and easy thing for you to double check T:
 

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Do you have big alloys ?, big alloys suffer from this,as theres a lot of tyre on the road so follows all the cambers/curves.Its worse on the inside lane of motorways, as all the hgv's running on the inside lane, have left sunken 2 x tram lines,that throw the van all over the place,feels a bit like a puncture :*
 

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As above, I've got 17" 8j alloys on the van and suffer with the ruts on the road pulling the van all over the place. When I put the steels back on, the problem disappears. Will be looking for different alloys, narrower ones. But I also have a track rod end which needs replacing, which might explain why the van tends to pull more to one side than the other.

Are you able to find a nice stretch of straight, flat, decent road and see if it drives straight and brakes straight?
 

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Pay attention to any minute play in the lower wishbone bushes as any play there will let the wheel be dragged around significantly by grooves in the road.
 

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Hi, Suffered for 3 years with pulling to the left, been to 3 "specialists" to rectify but always the same, my Tyre Fitters (Hot Hatch Corner in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent) recommended QuikFit in Hanley, £49 later she has never driven so nicely, I can now take my hands off the steering wheel!! She still tracks a little with road camber (left and right) and I can feel my steering wheel is loads more balanced now. Hopefully I won't need new tyres every 5000 miles now!!
QuikFit will check for FREE and are OPEN ON SUNDAYS so it's a massive bonus for my to be able to 'pop-in' on a Sunday. Have had track rod ends and ball joints etc replaced and this has now finally sorted it out (and I even let the wife drive her now!!)
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£49 later she has never driven so nicely...
Any idea what they did? I've nothing against Quickfit personally but I know a lot of people here have, and the chances are if they did it for £49 you could do it yourself for a tenner.
I just noticed a few weeks ago that mine's started pulling a little to the left too :(
 
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