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Hi, new to this forum Calling from Sweden
I have a MGF -97 with a strange steering problem. After cornering the car doesn´t go back to it´s normal "straight forward" position, it keeps turning slightly. I have to help by turning the steering Wheel to get it centered. It´s not a EPAS problem ( I removed the fuse and then it´s really hard to steer). I´ve looked at the obvius, tire pressure, the joints under the steering Wheel, tie rod ends or ball joints. Had the 4 Wheel aligned done last summer. It´s the same problem if I go left or right.
Any suggestions where to look next?
 

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Although you have ruled out that the EPAS is causing this. Your symptoms suggest it is the power assisted steering that's causing it. Look at the forum t-bar.com. there is a how to guide for checking the EPAS fault produced by David Aiketgate. Do a search in the forum looking for EPAS fault and his name.
 

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Hi, I´ve looked at the guide by David A. If I jack up the car and start the car it doesn´t turn to the left (or right) by it self. It stays in normal straight forward position. I noticed something else. It looks like there is some kind of oil/fluid dripping from the Epas system under the steering Wheel. Is the system both electric and hydraulic? The Power steering works but it feels like I have to use more force than I used to, to make it turn.

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Thanks, I thoght so but so wanted to ask anyway.
Since the steering wheel dosen´t turn when I jack up the car and start the engine I don´t think its a good idea to adjust the torque sensor.
someone has any other idea?
 

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Not very common but I guess you could have a mechanical problem with the steering rack, I am not sure how you would check.
 

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I removed the tie rod ends from the wheel spindles and both the upper and lower ball joints are ok on both sides. I´m running out of ideas what to look for,,,
 

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Are your wheels or tyres slightly out of true? So if rolled off the car will they go straight or will they try to roll in a circle?
 
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