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21 Mar 2011 14:45 #8496

Tyre pressure sorted and did make a massive improvement, but still go the rear end issue.

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21 Mar 2011 17:16 #8500

Oh thats a nice looking cappo u got there n i do like the colours the suit it well  :smile:

My only imput i can put in from previous cars(not cappos) is check for play in rear wheels(wheel bearing),

If possible get some1 to stand beside the car and watch the back wheel, and check to see if the wheel moves excesivly backwards or forwards in the arch, whilst you pull away forwards, and do the same backwards.

That should then tell you if theres anything major loose or broken or worn that holds the rear axle in place.

Those are the 2 simplest things to try which require no tools or money and hopefully can help narrow down what it could be.

Hope you manage to get to the bottom of the problem and get it solved  :thumb:

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21 Mar 2011 17:48 #8501

Is it the angle of the pic or is the tyre nearly touching the spring mount on the strut?  What size tyres are on?

Checking the bushes and rear wheel bearings would be a good place to start.  Check condition of the anti roll bar mountings etc.  Check the rear subframe is still solidly attached to the car.  One of the rust points on the Cappo is around the mounting points.

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21 Mar 2011 19:53 #8503

Tyres are 175/55 in one of the earlier pics.  That does look very close, not sure what could cause it though - worn bushes???

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21 Mar 2011 20:06 #8504

175/55 is a very odd size to put on!  Good spot by the way Don  :thumb:

With that size tyre there is  a -3.86% difference over the standard 165/65.  They are 22mm smaller in diameter and 69.11mm less in circumference.

I think I've now realised why the tyre looks so close.  The car is jacked up at the back  :lol:  I think that's the way the wheels drop isn't it?

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21 Mar 2011 23:52 #8510

Thanks I didnt spot that on inspection, means I am correct about the passenger rear wheel having negative camber, as both the rear tyres are the same size, 175/65/14, clearance is much better than what it looks.

How stupid not to notice!!!!
The camber adjustment bolts are in different locations? Do these bolts adjust the camber much? Seems like this could be the answer to one of my problems.





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21 Mar 2011 23:56 #8511

Plus some new pics





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09 Apr 2011 20:29 #8842

Some more help needed....

I have some minor issues, looking for some advice or any similar experiences.

My first issue was my rear toe and camber, which cant be fixed 100%, the passenger side sill was replaced and I reckon the trailing arm has been welded back in the wrong place, I can see the welds around that area... to solve this I am hopfully going to make my own control arms using S13 adjustable arms.

Next is my wheel bearing, I replaced it, but now it squeals and I cant work out why!!
Also have what sounds like the scrapping noise from the pads on the rear disc, or maybe a worped disc, but the calliper is perfect. 

Lastly the brakes are soggy, there is ALOT of play in the pedal before the brakes become useful, blead some of the system today, didnt help, next ill bleed the whole system.. but could this be anything else.

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09 Apr 2011 21:18 #8844

Only thing i can tink of to stop the wheel bvearing would be to repack it with grease.

As for the brakes, i had that on another car once which sorted itself out after i changed the brake master cylinder and bleed through all the brakes.

Hope that helps  :thumb:

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10 Apr 2011 11:05 #8851

As above, bleed the entire system.

My biggest mistake (but not necessarily yours) is to keep comparing my 60 plate Aygo brakes to the 1997 Mondeo's... I keep thinking their is something wrong with those, but they're fine, it's just me lol (Not suggesting this is your problem as I don't know enough about your problem, just something I thought I'd chip in hehe)


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