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Old July 4th, 2011, 01:05 PM
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Series III - Front end veers

Hi All,

Hoping someone can help me out here. I have a series iii that I am getting ready to drive daily, but it has this problem that the front end veers to the right.

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Paul
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Old July 6th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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Should be standard alignment stuff, or a dragging brake shoe.
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Old July 6th, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Does it veer under braking or just when driving along?
If under braking check for brake shoe contamination.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 12:31 AM
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Should be standard alignment stuff, or a dragging brake shoe.
I thought the same, but it's not under brakes. just humming along at 35 - 50 mph.

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Does it veer under braking or just when driving along?
If under braking check for brake shoe contamination.
Hi Mike,

Thought the same as the other chap. It's basically at normal driving speeds, off brake.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 02:19 AM
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Check the steering relay in the chassis, make sure it doesn't have a tight spot, same with the steering link joints.
What about the spring bushes are they good all round, front and back axles?
Check the preload on the swivels too, and the wheel bearings. a thorough check for wear of all the running gear is needed.
Finally and easiest check the brake isn't rubbing and causing the drag, are both hubs the same temperature after you have driven it?
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 01:33 AM
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What did you find. Is the problem sorted?
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