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Old 05-08-2013, 02:18 AM   #1
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I went over a curve and now my miata doesn't drive straight. It drives off to the left. Has that ever happen to anyone ? If so can you please tell me what it was? Thank you.
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Miatas aren't supposed to be straight
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We'd be able to help if there was actually less information. My brain is having problems processing everything you gave us.
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We'd be able to help if there was actually less information. My brain is having problems processing everything you gave us.
He's not asking for help.

He just wanted to know what it was bro.
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I dont see how going over a curve could be a problem. Going over a kerb or a curb could do some damage though
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Clearly he wrote curve, that's what the meant.

To answer his first question.
My car drives off to the left all the time. Usually when i go left hand down.
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get an alignment.
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way to ruin all the fun
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My bad it was a curb.
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Your car is totaled. The car is actually bent and there is no way to fix this.

Time to sell it.
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Try miata.net
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Your car is totaled. The car is actually bent and there is no way to fix this.

Time to sell it.
This. Sell the car to one of us as a salvage title. I'm sure someone on here will give you a good deal
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Try turning the steering wheel the opposite direction. Possibly turn it to the right. And when the car goes right and you want to go left, try turning it to the left.
If all else fails, it is broken and you need a new one.
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Don't listen to these guys, the problem is actually with your center differential. That's the part that splits the power between the front and rear of the vehicle. I've had this same thing happen to me before; I hit a big pothole and a relay came loose on the differential. This actually sends a signal to the front and rear differentials on how to split power. Whats happening is the diff computer defaults to apply 100% power to your right wheels when it breaks, as it passes a signal to the front and rear diffs, power shifts slowly to the left wheels, so that when the duty cycle is 100%, all power is produced by the left wheels. This is why Miatas are so good in snow/ice. You'll want to jack your car up and get underneath of it. Locate the central differential and trace the wires up to the top of the transmission where you'll find a small relay box. Make sure all three relays are pushed in firmly. If one is loose, pushing it in will fix the problem. If they're all tight, then you're going to want to switch them around until you figure out which one is bad. The traction control relay above the passenger footwell is the same type of relay, so you can pull the trac relay and use it to switch out the three relays at the differential to find the bad one. Once you're back on the road, you'll have a "TCS" light on the dash until you get a new good relay, they're about $12 each at autozone.

Happy to help!!
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