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Sailor Bill

2006 Avensis Steering

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Have recently bought a 2006 T4 Avensis (43000mls)from local agents. The steering has a pull to the left.The garage firstly diagonally swapped the wheels which improved things but the veer to the left was still there especially on motorways. They then sent it to a steering specialist for full alignment check. Again slightly better after they adjusted the track. However, it is still not correct. I have to constantly pay attention to the steering which can be very tiring and possibly dangerous. If my concentration lapses the car will now gradually, but inevitably veer to the left. I am obviously taking road camber in to account, but it is more than that. Generally, I find the steering much lighter than any other car I've had: great when parking but a bit unnerving at speed. Is this problem common to this model? I've checked so far as I can that the vehicle has not been in a serious accident. It has 17" wheels and low profile tyres which I dislike.I generally drive at moderate speeds.

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Have recently bought a 2006 T4 Avensis (43000mls)from local agents. The steering has a pull to the left.The garage firstly diagonally swapped the wheels which improved things but the veer to the left was still there especially on motorways. They then sent it to a steering specialist for full alignment check. Again slightly better after they adjusted the track. However, it is still not correct. I have to constantly pay attention to the steering which can be very tiring and possibly dangerous. If my concentration lapses the car will now gradually, but inevitably veer to the left. I am obviously taking road camber in to account, but it is more than that. Generally, I find the steering much lighter than any other car I've had: great when parking but a bit unnerving at speed. Is this problem common to this model? I've checked so far as I can that the vehicle has not been in a serious accident. It has 17" wheels and low profile tyres which I dislike.I generally drive at moderate speeds.

Forget the diagonal swap, try swapping the left and right fronts. If it still pulls left, there's something wrong with the steering geometry.

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Front wheels side to side swap is good idea. Hopefully this is not down to chassis repair job or something :-(

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Take it to Quik Fit and get the tracking sorted , I have owned two of these and there was nothing wrong with the steering so , got to be out of track , probably been kerbed too many times !! wacko.gif

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