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Gandalf 10-02-1999 10:36 AM

I have a 1986 560 sl and my problem is that the car drifts across the road . I am constantly correcting the car to stay in the lane. The car has brand new tires and several of the front end linkage that needed to be replaced have been. I know this is tuff to diagnosis without diving the car , but any suggestions would be appreciated.


mbdoc 10-02-1999 02:00 PM

The key to a car that tracks straight is a 4-wheel alignment. Even though the rear isn't adjustable it can cause the front to pull. If the car has a correct 4-wheel alignment & still wanders then posssibly the tires have "belt shift". Most good alignment machines are computer based & can give you a print of final alignment.

Gandalf 10-02-1999 08:41 PM

Thank you for your reply. I did forget to mention that the car just had an alignment when I put the new tires on it. I thought the vagenes might be something in the steering box.Any other suggestions would be appreciaated. Thanks for your help.


Jason Alexander 10-03-1999 05:53 PM

It is possible that you have some looseness in the stering box. If it's minor play, that can be adjusted. If there's a lot of play, you may need to look at have the box rebuilt or replaced with a reman. box.

ASE Master Technician, Lead Technician for Deutsch American Inc. Over 6 years of Import experience-specializing in German Automobiles.

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