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    Tracking Problem

    Last Thursday, I pulled off a junction to turn left in the rain, I kinda crunched the rear passenger wheel into the curb. The result? split the rubber on the tyre, so had a new one fitted this afternoon, as I will be doing a lot of motorway driving this week and did not want to take any chances. However, afterwards, I noticed that the steering wheel is now pointing to the left and if i straighten it, I go to the right. I also noticed that when turning left, the wheel needs to be turned more than usual.

    Is this just a tracking problem or have I buckled the alloy real good?

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    Probably just the tracking been knoecked, but then again....

    Invest in a laser 4 wheel alignment to see if all the angles are within tolerance, and keep away from the kerb in future

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    The tracking only affects the front wheels, maybe you have buckled the rear wheel. How hard did you hit the curb? You may also have bent the rear hub!
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    sorry, missed the important word 'rear' so ingnore the above - buit get it checked out anyway

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    if you had a new tyre fitted it will be a Few MM bigger then the one on the other side of the car
    what i would say is swap the tyre's around for the spear in the boot so you have 2 the same if you get me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Coupé
    The tracking only affects the front wheels, maybe you have buckled the rear wheel. How hard did you hit the curb? You may also have bent the rear hub!
    Not very hard at all. Was just pulling off slow to turn left and then thump! scuffed the tire good and split the rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18
    if you had a new tyre fitted it will be a Few MM bigger then the one on the other side of the car
    what i would say is swap the tyre's around for the spear in the boot so you have 2 the same if you get me
    I get ya mate. Might try that to see if it makes any difference. Will also get the hub checked out to make sure.

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    the hub will be fine all if it was that you would have a TC light on the Dash
    so put the spear tyre on the alloy rim an the older tyre on the spear rim

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