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    loose steering

    I've noticed over the past few days there seems to be a bit of play from the steering which is getting worser also when going over potholes or grid covers the steering wheel jerks either left or right.

    I'm suspecting these could be signs of the steering rack going or bushes?

    Anyone else had this problem?

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    +1 mine does this also !
    Back in an astra and loving it

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    mine also does this its allmost like powerstering is to powerfull and wheel and car will go where its wants sometimes

    iterested if someone whos a fix to this so

    +2 now

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    I would jack it up, remove the front wheels and check balljoints etc
    2006 Astra 1.9CDTi SRi

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    I replaced my lower arms, t/rod ends and droplinks and i get it. alignment is spot on so i'm another who'd like to know what causes it. do u guys have it happen all the time? i mean can u predict when it's gonna happen or is it a "shit urself surprise" everytime?
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    Mines predictable, it sits a bit to the right if ive done alot of right turns or a sharp turn (roundabout) and likewise to the left!
    My name is Pete
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    Are we just experiencing tramlining? i'm runnin 16s and lowered 30mm all round but i'd've thot only bigger wheels and lower ride height would cause that.....
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    Well im lowered about 60/70mm-ish on coils with 18" rims so yeh, sometimes I go where the road wants me to go lol
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    Unhappy

    lol
    i went where the road didn't want me to go! backwards off a roundabout and onto a traffic island;-) a lot of damage thanks to the 8inch kerb round it.
    i blame the cheap tyres i had at the time.
    lesson learned
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    Ah lol, where abouts you from in NI btw?
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