W204 Steering Wandering

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by jonny392, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. jonny392

    jonny392 New Member

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    so my car is wandering all over the road and you have to do a lot of steering to keep it in a straight line. It doesn't really pull or anything just the slightest touch really takes it in that direction. Got the wheels aligned today and he said the driver side needed camber bolts due to too much camber, would this cause the wandering or is there another issue? Could there be a problem with the caster also? If so will the fluted camber bolts fix this?
     
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    jonny392

    jonny392 New Member

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    I have ordered a pair of fluted bolts to adjust the camber and they have only one slot up the side of the bolt, should there only be one slot or 2?
     
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    st13phil MB Club Veteran

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    W204's are not known for wandering, to the contrary the good steering is something they're praised for.

    Do you know the history of the car? Has it had any body damage? Mercedes car suspension geometry is usually spot on, so excessive camber on one side suggests something seriously awry.
     
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    jonny392

    jonny392 New Member

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    The car had a slight knock to the front driver side where the problem is so this will be the cause of the camber on this wheel
     

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