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Hi, my 307 at times starts to drift slightly to the left. I've taken into account the camber in the road etc but the car definitely drifts to the left, it doesn't pull, I don't have to fight the steering wheel, it just wants to go to the left.

I took it to the garage as I had 4 new tyres fitted, balanced and got the tracking done whilst I was there. After all that it still goes to the left. So I went back to the gararge and they said the track rod end needed changing.

This morning the track rod end was changed and the car was re-tracked, but it's virtually the same. On a straight road, it wants to lean to the left and I have no idea why.

The tyres are all at even PSI since I just had new tyres put on, on Monday. Does anyone know what this could be?

Any help would be appreciated as this is starting to do my head in!

Thanks.
 
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Contrary to myth, 'tracking' (or front wheel alignment to use the correct term) rarely actually causes this.

OK, new tyres you say? Check they tyre pressures yourself while they're COLD using a decent pencil guage - don't assume the tyre monkeys did it right. Assumption is the mother of all f**k ups.

Once that's done, swap the wheels front to rear and, if the tread pattern permits, diagonally. While you're doing this, check for brake binding.

If that doesn't do it then a proper 4 wheel 3D geometry check at a specialist is in order - don't panic, it doesn't cost much and quickly pays for itself in tyre wear if something is out. They'll also check your ride height is correct and that you don't have any tired springs or lazy shocks etc, which can also cause issues.

However, perhaps don't panic too much. Modern cars increasingly have a slight tendency to wander in one direction. Some people whip their hands off the wheel and think something is amiss if the car drifts - this is incorrect, as you rarely find a perfectly neutral surface and the steering is designed to have dynamic input at all times. Nevertheless, modern cars with phatter tyres, electro-hydrualic steering and one driveshaft usually significantly longer than the other often require a light touch to keep them on the straight and narrow, as does my 407, so you may have nothing to worry about. If you've not suffered abnormal tyre wear, you're not developing arms like Hulk Hogan, and it stops briskly and pulls up straight hard on the brakes then there's likely little wrong with her.

Good luck.

PS - what tyres did you get? Some tyres with an asymetric tread pattern can cause quite marked pulling to one side. For example, early pattern Pirelli P1s were nicknames 'ditchfinders' because of their ability to cause a car to drift to the nearside, especially under braking.
 

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Yeah check after you have been for a longish drive to see if one of ure wheels are maybe hotter on the 1 side than the other this may indicate that it is binding on 1 side. Just put ure hand close to the wheel dont touch it because u mite get a burn, u will feel the heat coming of if it is binding.
Then compare to both sides if the 1 is hot.
It doesnt always mean that if ure brakes are binding your wheel will get hot but just check this out of interest:thumb:
 

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hi ive got a 307 as well and mine pulls towards the near side curb im not getting any uneven tyre wear ive got new tyres on it. Ive allways put it down to the state of the roads as it does not allways do it so i would not worry about it. ive tryed what the other guys have said apart from the 4 wheel 3D geometry check and found nothing it breaks in a straight line does not pull when breaking so i guess its a peugeot 307 thing :shrug2:
 
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