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Old 4th March 2013, 13:21   #2581
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Did they take the alignment reading to determine the bent rear axle? Replacing is perfectly fine and any day recommended in comparison to repair.
Yea they did take it and it was way off. Also I can feel that I can't drive the car at all. It just wails, wallows and fish tails and I also feel there is severe body roll.

Do you think all this is because of the bent axle?

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Old 4th March 2013, 16:11   #2582
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Yea they did take it and it was way off. Also I can feel that I can't drive the car at all. It just wails, wallows and fish tails and I also feel there is severe body roll.

Do you think all this is because of the bent axle?

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Are the rear wheels in the center of the wheel arches?

If the car is fish tailing and wallows it indicates a problem with the rear axle.

By my guess body roll will be linked to the front suspension (correct me if I am wrong).

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Yes roll can be due to a shot suspension aka shock absorbers. But when did this start, after any incident or just slowly started? How much your car has run? How are the tyres?
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Yes roll can be due to a shot suspension aka shock absorbers. But when did this start, after any incident or just slowly started? How much your car has run? How are the tyres?
The rear right wheel is not exactly in the center and we can see a slight bend.

As far as I can remember I hit a median while taking a turn and the rear right wheel hit the median one night and this was near the 60k mark. Other than that nothing else has happened that would cause a bent axle. I had brought this to the notice of mandovi during my 60k service and looks like they didnt do anything about it. I had even changed my rear bumper during this service because of this hit.

My car has run 65,000kms and the A drives are 20,000kms old not more.

One more wild thought which is running in my mind is, I got my clutch replaced couple of days ago at mandovi as there was lot of judder and was finding it difficult to drive.

My thought is if the guys did something during this process to screw up the axle? Since they're saying they noticed this axle problem only now. My car was supposed to be delivered at 4pm and finally got it at 7pm.

I did ask them to check the suspension and they say its all fine and holding up.

Any thoughts around this? Anything else that can cause a bent axle?

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The rear right wheel is not exactly in the center and we can see a slight bend.

As far as I can remember I hit a median while taking a turn and the rear right wheel hit the median one night and this was near the 60k mark. Other than that nothing else has happened that would cause a bent axle. I had brought this to the notice of mandovi during my 60k service and looks like they didnt do anything about it. I had even changed my rear bumper during this service because of this hit.

My car has run 65,000kms and the A drives are 20,000kms old not more.

One more wild thought which is running in my mind is, I got my clutch replaced couple of days ago at mandovi as there was lot of judder and was finding it difficult to drive.

My thought is if the guys did something during this process to screw up the axle? Since they're saying they noticed this axle problem only now. My car was supposed to be delivered at 4pm and finally got it at 7pm.

I did ask them to check the suspension and they say its all fine and holding up.

Any thoughts around this? Anything else that can cause a bent axle?

Thanks
Since you can see the tires not in the center of the wheel arches then it is a problem. The axle could have been bent when it took the hit on median. What could have been the speed during that hit (approx).

I don't think a clutch change can cause this issue or if Mandovi has mis-handled your car. Was the driving and handling issue there before handing it over to mandovi? Is there any difference in driving before and after the service?
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Did you get the car checked ? Let us know more about the same .
I hope the car is fixed and returned back to you .

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My Swift Ldi doesn't have the clip on the battery that is shown in the below pic. Doesn't the absence of this clip make the battery free to jump up and down in case accidentally driven fast over potholes or speed breakers?

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Swift Ldi/Vdi (prev-gen) owners: Can you confirm whether our swift is supposed to have this clip?
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Doesn't the absence of this clip make the battery free to jump up and down in case accidentally driven fast over potholes or speed breakers?

Swift Ldi/Vdi (prev-gen) owners: Can you confirm whether our swift is supposed to have this clip?
Hello buddy,

I own a Ritz VDi 2010 model. My car too doesn't have that clip which you are referring to.

Driven over a lot of rough patches but till now no issues as in of the battery moving about. I have attached the pic of my car.

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Do you get any kind of sounds while the car moves over rough patches? The base support that they have provided is exit and sort of tight fit so I don't think it will move and moreover the battery sits little inside the base.

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Default Need a new 15" tire for the 55k swift vdi

my swift vdi has clocked about 55000km, and my 15'' yoko es100ns is no more. the threads are getting visible. which tire should i choose next?? planning to buy the yoko s-drive 195/55r 15 85v. The es100ns was very hard and hard a stiff riding experience for me but was great in cornering and in braking.
i wanna try the s-drive 195/50 r 15, but feared of the bad roads in kerala.
can anyone help me with selecting the tire.
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My Swift Ldi doesn't have the clip on the battery that is shown in the below pic. Doesn't the absence of this clip make the battery free to jump up and down in case accidentally driven fast over potholes or speed breakers?


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Hello buddy,

I own a Ritz VDi 2010 model. My car too doesn't have that clip which you are referring to.

Driven over a lot of rough patches but till now no issues as in of the battery moving about. I have attached the pic of my car.


Do you get any kind of sounds while the car moves over rough patches? The base support that they have provided is exit and sort of tight fit so I don't think it will move and moreover the battery sits little inside the base.

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There is a clip held by a nut and bolt at the base of the battery marked in the red circle which hold the battery in place.
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Since you can see the tires not in the center of the wheel arches then it is a problem. The axle could have been bent when it took the hit on median. What could have been the speed during that hit (approx).

I don't think a clutch change can cause this issue or if Mandovi has mis-handled your car. Was the driving and handling issue there before handing it over to mandovi? Is there any difference in driving before and after the service?
Sorry for the delay. I couldn't wait anymore and finally got the axle changed and now the vehicle behaves much better with all the alignment done etc. The toe was set properly as well.

One of the main reasons I got this done was also for the fact that I got my car remaped. I will post my reviews of the remap in a separate thread.

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My Dzire is close to 50K Kms and hence I will be dropping it for the 50K Servicing in a week or two. Please let me know if any of the below has to be done apart from the normal oil changes which I do every 10K Kms. I use Mobil Synthetic Oil.

Engine flush
Radiator Flushing
Intercooler cleaning
EGR valve cleaning
Decarb and injector cleaning.

Also, is there anything else that needs to be checked?
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my swift vdi has clocked about 55000km, and my 15'' yoko es100ns is no more. the threads are getting visible. which tire should i choose next?? planning to buy the yoko s-drive 195/55r 15 85v. The es100ns was very hard and hard a stiff riding experience for me but was great in cornering and in braking.
i wanna try the s-drive 195/50 r 15, but feared of the bad roads in kerala.
can anyone help me with selecting the tire.
thanks in advance.
I used 14" ES100s which gave me a great ride and sweet handling. I ran 30 psi at front and 28 psi at the back. The bumpiness was way better than on the Potenzas that I used. 15' might be more of a rocky ride though.

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I used 14" ES100s which gave me a great ride and sweet handling. I ran 30 psi at front and 28 psi at the back. The bumpiness was way better than on the Potenzas that I used. 15' might be more of a rocky ride though.

Drive on,
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oh nice. might be 15'' will generate some stiffness, but i really loved the cornering and braking. have to chose now between 195 and 205 and also 55 and 50 aspect ratio. anyways i m sticking on to the yoko's sdrive. really liked that 'made in japan' phrase on it
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Engine flush
Radiator Flushing
Intercooler cleaning
EGR valve cleaning
Decarb and injector cleaning.

Also, is there anything else that needs to be checked?
Engine flush - Optional

Radiator Flushing - If you are replacing coolant at prescribed intervals, it should be fine.

Intercooler cleaning - 20k kms interval is a good idea.

EGR valve cleaning - 40k kms interval is good idea.

Decarb and injector cleaning. - Not needed.

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Sorry for the delay. I couldn't wait anymore and finally got the axle changed and now the vehicle behaves much better with all the alignment done etc. The toe was set properly as well.
How much was the axles? Rear axles right?

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