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Greetings all,

I have had a slight annoyance with the steering on my FN2 lately.

About a year ago I started noticing that if I centered the steering wheel, the car would start to veer to the right. Because of this, whenever I drive in a straight line I have to point my wheel left a bit.

I had my car serviced (at honda) last year and paid to have the tracking checked/adjusted. Everything seemed ok but quite soon after, I realised it was happening again but I believed I was being paranoid since it had just been checked over.

Fast forward another year to today and it's been a real annoyance, I had my annual service and explained about the steering and again paid for the tracking to be checked. Results came back and the front wheels were slightly out but no real problems. I've driven home and now the OPPOSITE is happening, if I center the steering wheel it now goes LEFT, meaning I now have to drive with the wheel pointing right a bit.

They were closing when I left but I'm thinking about phoning them. Before I do, I just wanted to ask if this is normal? is it impossible to have the steering perfectly straight? I need to know this because I don't want to be one of 'those' customers when I phone up.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I've had that problem too. Just had mine done again and it seems fine, not sure what the actual issue was


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Cheers guys, I will phone up Saturday and see what they can do. If it comes to it I'll get one of them to have a ride-along with me to prove I'm not going crazy :)
 

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Mine pulls to the left too Lyenyo
When I've had it tracked (four wheel laser aligned, at different garages), it will still go back to its old ways after a few mile.
P*sses me off come to think about it!
I've recently changed the tie rod ends and stability bars, and hoped this might have helped, but this hasn't.
Let us know how you go on at the garage!
 

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I had wheel alignment done on my CTR using the Hunter system at Honda, and they mis-aligned the toe, making the car steer to one side. Told them it was not normal for this to be happening, they did the alignment THREE times yet they still could not get it right! I even saw them do the alignment each time. (Maybe the Hunter system needs re-calibrating after some time?) In the end I went to a tyre specialist with decades of experience and had the Hunter system, and they did the alignment right the first time, said the toe settings were out. Car was driving perfect after that, not going to one side when steering wheel was centred whilst driving.
 

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Update: managed to get the car back to Honda today (they were closed bank holiday/weekend) and the mechanic also noticed it pulling slightly to left when testing. They've re-adjusted the tracking and wheel positioning then thoroughly tested it and everything seems much better now!

I wouldn't say it's 100%, rather 98% (OCD right?) but I don't notice it now which is the main thing!
 

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Cars normally pull slightly to the left due to the natural camber of the road. It's always best to find a road with no camber to check the steering on.
 

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Mine pulls perfectly straight. Get it rechecked!
 
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