huge problem with steering - PASSAT B5.5 2005

say1j_dynnkuj

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Hello. I have a problem with the steering , it's hard/stressful to drive the car because i can't keep it straight.
I changed a lot of components such as - first = Shock absorbers - x4 then i changed : inner and outer tie rods + anti-roll x2 ( after this i made the wheel alignment ) still a problem ( it was better but still it goes to the left ). Lately i changed : 2 lower(inferior) suspension arms (In C form) at my mechanic's advice. It doesnt go straight without me keeping a MILIMETRIC watch over the wheel ( i keep it a bit to the left to kinda keep the car straight ). What can it be from your experience? The car didn't had any accidents. Please tell me is not the steering gear...

P.S : I'm only 20 and it's my first car.
 

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Do the shock absorber (dampers) have fixed or moveable lower plates? The alignment of the spring and top mount is critical. Did you struggle to get the lower bolt in with the damper fork being out of line? To guarantee alignment, we use a jig.

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