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20 Mar 2011 00:59 #8464

Hi, new member :)

Bought a Cappo today, bodywork in good condition, but other area's need TLC, going to have a good look over it tomorrow, but one issue is, on boost the car pulls to the left, and if you let off the power, the back end gets very twity (straight line).. wondered if this was related to worn bushes?

Also the steering is very heavy, and if you let go of the wheel, it doesnt move back to position but stays in place?

Also any common mechanical problems to check for?

Kel

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20 Mar 2011 08:44 #8466

Hiya Kel and welcome  :wave:

What you describe certainly isn't right and isn't something I've heard other Cappo owners complain of.  I'd say a thorough inspection is needed.  Hopefully it will be something simple.

With the other problem of the steering wheel not self centring and possibly the pulling to the left, I would get the tracking checked.  Does there seem to be any uneven tyre wear at all?  The Cappo doesn't really have heavy steering  so it could well be the rack that's the problem... 

Previous accident damage is a possibility too of course.

Hope you get it sorted soon as the amazing handling of a Cappo is what makes it so fun.

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20 Mar 2011 10:16 #8467

Totally agree with what Andy has said.

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20 Mar 2011 18:28 #8471

The steering is improving now... car was sat for over four years in a garage, so could of been seized up bushes ect, notice today the rear passenger wheel has negative camber, didnt notice anything unusual underneath but wouldnt know what to look for. Ill get some pic's posted soon.

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20 Mar 2011 19:01 #8473

Well yes that's not going to help  :lol:  The Cappo is quite sensitive to tyre pressures which are very low compared to other cars - 23psi on the standard fit tyres so these would be worth checking too.

I'll PM you some useful info over on ClubCappo.

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21 Mar 2011 13:37 #8488

Pics:











Also some of the rear suspension, wonder if anyone can spot anything suspect, as I have no idea what to look for, need to learn lol













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21 Mar 2011 13:40 #8489

Don't forget to say hello in the newbies section!
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Your cappo looks lovely, it could be the sun shining on the screen (not complaining about the sun you understand), but it doesn't look like the other red ones I've seen. It looks like a candy red sort of colour. It's very nice anyway!
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21 Mar 2011 13:42 #8490

Its had a full respray by the previous owner, the Red is Renualt metallic and the roof is Ford Panther black.

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21 Mar 2011 13:44 #8491

Looks lovely
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21 Mar 2011 13:47 #8493

Like Andy said, first thing to do is to check your tyre pressures... it's free (at the supermarkets)! And always the best place to start!

After that I guess it's thinks like bent wishbones, linkages, leaky shocks and so on...

Hopefully Andy can help you narrow it down


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