Torque steer issue

Torque steer issue

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ToMeToYou

Original Poster:

450 posts

161 months

Friday 6th August
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Have a juke 1.5 diesel that we've had for a couple years now. It's now started getting extremely twitchy on the motorway. Pulls one side on acceleration and then pulls the other way when let foot off the pedal. So it's a snake motion going on, very annoying and very dangerous, I'm holding on the wheel for dear life lol.

What could cause this? Any particular part that is most common for this issue? Ie.. Suspension top mounts or something?

DailyHack

1,556 posts

81 months

Friday 6th August
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Get it on a hunter 4 wheel alignment machine, should help.

JulianHJ

8,455 posts

232 months

Friday 6th August
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Take it to a garage / trusted mechanic. Internet advice is not appropriate in these circumstances. Even if someone can suggest a likely fault, you'll still need someone who knows what they're doing to put it right.

blue_haddock

1,602 posts

37 months

Friday 6th August
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I'd be looking at a worn ball joint or bottom arm myself.

andygo

5,985 posts

225 months

Friday 6th August
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blue_haddock said:
I'd be looking at a worn ball joint or bottom arm myself.
Exactly this. Play in the bottom arm. 100% a bush thats gone.

georgeyboy12345

629 posts

5 months

Friday 6th August
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Take it to a garage. Don't take advice off the idiots from this forum. Have you seen some of the posts some of the people here make?

Evoluzione

6,813 posts

213 months

Friday 6th August
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Take it to someone who knows what they're doing.

InitialDave

9,457 posts

89 months

Friday 6th August
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Sounds like a duff suspension joint to me, but not really possible to diagnose remotely, get someone have a good poke around under it.

E-bmw

6,401 posts

122 months

Saturday 7th August
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^^^^ All good advice.

THAT ISN'T TORQUE STEER!

It is something MUCH more serious.

Dave Brand

879 posts

238 months

Saturday 7th August
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E-bmw said:
THAT ISN'T TORQUE STEER!
I'll second that!

GreenV8S

29,026 posts

254 months

Saturday 7th August
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ToMeToYou said:
It's now started getting extremely twitchy on the motorway. Pulls one side on acceleration and then pulls the other way when let foot off the pedal. So it's a snake motion going on, very annoying and very dangerous, I'm holding on the wheel for dear life lol.
What do you mean it's STARTED getting?

That is a huge red flag that should have had you pulled over to the hard shoulder the first time it happened and possibly drive gingerly off the motorway until you get somewhere it can be recovered.

Please tell me you aren't still driving it, and especially not at high speed. For all you know, you could find major safety critical components literally falling off the vehicle at any moment.

voram

531 posts

4 months

Saturday 7th August
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If your MOT is due reasonably soon then it's one very easy way to get that diagnosed.

Smint

257 posts

5 months

Saturday 7th August
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Agree with the above posters, what you are describing isn't torque steer, sounds like a worn bush or joint is allowing the steering geometry to alter, probably at the front end but check the rear end too.