Car feels odd

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by lfckeeper, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. lfckeeper

    lfckeeper Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Driving in a spirited manner off a roundabout the car felt like the left front 'gave way' (best way i can describe it), no knocks bangs or anything. Thankfully I was near the garage I take the car to. He checked the suspension and said everything was solid with no play.

    He took it for a quick test drive and said it drives normally and feels fine to him, it feels to me like the steering wheel is to the left(not pulling almost like it 'drops' left)

    Any ideas or is it all in my head?

    Its a 2007 CLS without airmatic, toe alignment was done 3 eeks ago.


    Cheers for any advice
     
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    How is the gap between tyre and wheel arch on both sides at the front ?

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    lfckeeper

    lfckeeper Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ill get all these bits looked at .... cheers
     
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    John Jones Jr Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    lfckeeper

    lfckeeper Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It could be exactly that... with the mechanic saying he thinks every thing is fine it could be in my head (how often do you look directly at the steering wheel!?)

    Gotta say im falling out of live with this car with its little niggles.
     
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