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Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:37 am 
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Hi Guys,

Just need some thoughts and opinons, I now own a BA XR8 Ute (2nd owner) and when driving straight, the steering wheel is off centre (about 5-10 degrees off, not alot really) i did mention to the Dealer that i wanted it fixed before i took delivery, but being the lazy a** they are they didnt do it. I took the car back a week later to, for them to tell me that previous owner had hit a gutter which has caused the diff to move off centre. To the naked eye it looks fine i have looked at both sides, and also measured to find that they are the same measurements either side. They tell me these New XR's Ute's have a weak rear suspension setup, which i thought was a load of crap :evil: . Now they want to take it off me for a week, to get it fixed :cry: . Any info would be great.

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Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:24 am 
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get them to fix it under waranty and if they want if for a week. tell them to give u a courtecy car

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:38 am 
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A courteSy car even ... lol ... but yeah,, let em have it and they should give you a small excel to buzz around in for a few days!! :P

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:03 pm 
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A courteSy car even ... lol ... but yeah,, let em have it and they should give you a small excel to buzz around in for a few days!! :P


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Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:57 pm 
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If your steering wheel is off centre, it can just be down to a wheel aligment! If a wheel aligment is done with the steering wheel crooked then thats how it will be when you are driving straight. Cost only $40-50 and you get it fixed properly, away from ford dealerships.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:23 pm 
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Cool thanks for that, i have only had it for just over a week now, and havent had to drive it much, always drivin work cars. Will go and get the alingment done on monday and see how it fairs up.

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Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:43 pm 
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Id take it in to ford and see what happens when they realise the suspension is fine. And if it isnt, watch it magically get fixed... for free :D Especially if they sold you faulty goods without you knowing about it. And if they find nothing wrong, tell them to do the wheel alignment, again for free as you specifically asked for it before you bought it.

 

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ive seen a couple of sets of leaf springs warp sideways (leaf's slide across each other) however a shove in the right direction and all is good...
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