xsara picasso wandering

This is the Forum for all your Citroen Technical Questions, Problems or Advice.

Moderator: RichardW

john
Posts: 308
Joined: 15 May 2012, 08:34
x 1

xsara picasso wandering

Post by john »

under moderate acceleration the car pulls to the right, the steering wheel doesnt move (well, a tiny amount but not as much as it should for the angle it goes off at)

when accelerating when turning right the car again veers even more to the right, when turning left its all fine

when going over the crest of a hill the car moves left to right almost like its sliding

on a certain patch of road on the way home from work, its straight but the car is moving left to right to the point that i was almost in the fast lane, the road isn't slippery, i know this because everyone else if fine as so is my other car on the same section of road

im guessing either a mount or suspension component? anyone offer any idea's where to start?

thanks
User avatar
GiveMeABreak
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25968
Joined: 15 Sep 2015, 19:38
x 2958

Re: xsara picasso wandering

Post by GiveMeABreak »

I'd seriously be checking my driveshafts - don't leave it. I had one go on my MK I C5 - that was dealer serviced from new - no expense spared and yet I felt something wasn't right one morning - a drifting sort of feeling - I booked it in and en route to the garage, the steering felt really strange, pulling to one direction, then very light, and basically one of the the driveshafts was completely shot. The car veered to one direction and I managed to pull in to a layby. Had to get it towed to the garage as the driveshaft had come away and the wheel was loose!

Not saying this is what has happened - it could be tracking - but do get it checked out.
john
Posts: 308
Joined: 15 May 2012, 08:34
x 1

Re: xsara picasso wandering

Post by john »

so had a look today, the drivers side CV boot is split badly and the passenger side has grease over it (cant see a split thought :? )

the drivers side wheel has some play top-to-bottom and left to right (less so)

so looking like its may not be a single component :shock: