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November 30th, 2006, 06:31 AM   #1
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Right ho!

Wondering if anyone can shed any light on this problem we have on our car. Its a 96 Peugeot 306, and the problem is that it gets very unstable in corners, especially when its wet.

Prob 1:

If I enter a slow turn (sub 20mph), like a small roundabout - and its wet, the car doesnt want to turn and quite often skids straight. I had a really one the other week, whereby I was taking a slow bend, and the car just went straight across - completely missing the bend and endding up not on the raod (luckliy it was an entrance to a company).

Prob 2;

Normal speed corners, country road style (40-60mph) - the car will turn quick, and feel unstable - the back end wobles out - its weird to explain - but its like the front wants to go round too quick - the back end is playing catch up and its like a plate of jelly.

The tryes are all at the right psi & they have decent tread.

It makes me think that there is something up with the power steering............over the car is just over-steering or something?

Anyone any ideas before I get it to a garage?

Thanks
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BEN @ Nov 30 2006, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Right ho!

Wondering if anyone can shed any light on this problem we have on our car. Its a 96 Peugeot 306, and the problem is that it gets very unstable in corners, especially when its wet.

Prob 1:

If I enter a slow turn (sub 20mph), like a small roundabout - and its wet, the car doesnt want to turn and quite often skids straight. I had a really one the other week, whereby I was taking a slow bend, and the car just went straight across - completely missing the bend and endding up not on the raod (luckliy it was an entrance to a company).

Prob 2;

Normal speed corners, country road style (40-60mph) - the car will turn quick, and feel unstable - the back end wobles out - its weird to explain - but its like the front wants to go round too quick - the back end is playing catch up and its like a plate of jelly.

The tryes are all at the right psi & they have decent tread.

It makes me think that there is something up with the power steering............over the car is just over-steering or something?

Anyone any ideas before I get it to a garage?

Thanks
not to up on car's mate but ,when you say it wants to go straight when your turning,that sounds like some sort of differentual problem.
grab hold of the wheel and pull it around to see if theres any play,just to check drive shafts wheel bearings and track rods are all the way they should be.
best get in in a garage and let the pro's sort it mate, never take chance's with steering or brakes.
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November 30th, 2006, 11:01 AM   #3
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Get the ABS checked,Ben.Wild stab,I know but worth it for peace of mind.
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December 1st, 2006, 06:49 AM   #4
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BEN @ Nov 30 2006, 10:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Right ho!

Wondering if anyone can shed any light on this problem we have on our car. Its a 96 Peugeot 306,
it's french.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (frosty58 @ Dec 2 2006, 01:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>it's french.

Hit the nail on the head, Kev
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I was half thru reading and was gonna say sounds like you have like no tread or tyre problem but you said okay your alignment could be WAY out and that would cause some problems if its really far out have you hit any big bumps or anything lately sometimes that can cause wheel alignment problems if you wanted to check the bearings which I dont think is the problem just hoist up the car and try to move the tyre north south it shouldnt really have any play I dont think it would be differential if its some base model it probably has a open differential so nothing really there! Start with alignment first its cheap to have checked!
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If it's not the alignment/steering then it seems to me like your suspension is in a very poor state, maybe your shock absorbers need replacing.
That would explain the wobling and understeering (to a certain degree).

Frosty they say a picture is worth a 1000 words so here's a couple of French cars ...

Renault R26 2006 Formula 1 constructors champion



Sebastien Loeb 2006 WRC Champion (CitroŽn Xsara)

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December 5th, 2006, 03:40 PM   #8
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apples to oranges teo..... apples to oranges.
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If it was just happening at 40-60 I'd say it's a rear shock for sure. But I bet Krazy's right Ben. Just get the wheel alignment done at kwik-fit first of all to see if that cures it. Way better than some chisler charging you 2-3 hours labour to end up fixing the same thing anyways
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i wouldn't trust kwik-fit with a pair of roller skates let alone the family car.
shock sounds like a good bet,
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