Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD 90 HP' started by Varun Sharma, Feb 18, 2016.
@Balu Chandra S . Do not tamper too much if there is a slight left pull. Even if you are trying to get it fixed stick to FASS. Most alignment centres do not have correct readings for FIATs and will mostly screw up this further. Ignore unless the pull issue is too much where it may be dangerous to drive. I have re occuring left/right pull and mostly it is due to one of the tires and depending on which side it is the car pulls that way. Even with that particular tire in the boot there is a slight pull to left. I have learned to live with it and have not tampered even once with the set up. Unless and until its really creating an issue ignore it. For me there is no issue until I really have to leave the steering. Even then it travels straight for a good 200-300 meters before its starts pulling slightly to the left.
I wanted to post this for a long time since many complain about the left pull & sorts.
On a FWD with sensitive hydraulic steering the car will naturally pull oneway/ or the other since the driving wheel is also the steering wheel - when you don't hold it you're giving it free movement & due to whatever weight imbalances/ tyre/ road surface etc the car will pull.
But if your steering wheel vibrates & feels like there's a play in the wheel & feels unstable on a fairly smooth highway then you need to get your steering rack checked.
Well, HPS does provide good feedback to me in my new Linea MJD but it doesnt shake on broken roads. It stays pretty firm.
even when i take my punto beyond 120 i am able to feel some mild vibrations (clockwise-anticlockwise movement) in steering. Not sure whether its communicating the road pattern
In my case if it was after 120, I should have ignored that as I won't go beyond 110 usually. I am getting this issue just after crossing 80 kmph. I have done the wheel balancing and alignment also, but still not resolved. I am really worried as I can't enjoy the smoothness of Punto after 80(which it is well known for). Even my suspension add to that. It is bumby as everyone here already commented of post 2012 model suspension setup. Also someone in Trivandrum, please suggest a good mechanic who is expert and experienced in Fiat cars.
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