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Old 01 Jul 2006, 11:44 pm
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Default Pulling hard to the right, Help!

My car pulls extremely hard to the right. I had it realigned and that lasted about 3 weeks.

Could someone suggest some other causes?

I find it saves me money at the shop if I sound like I have a clue. Which I don't, but hey !

Really really appreciated knowledgeable input!
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Old 02 Jul 2006, 07:25 am
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All the time or when you hit the brakes?
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Old 02 Jul 2006, 09:48 am
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All the time or when you hit the brakes?
Good question Gonz. If it pulls while driving, take it back to the shop that aligned it. If it pulls hard when the brakes are applied you have a different problem with the brake system. [:I]
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Old 02 Jul 2006, 10:29 am
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seized up brake caliber ??[:I]
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Old 02 Jul 2006, 04:45 pm
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All the time, if I turned loose of the steering wheel, I'm making a right turn! well, gently...

braking isnt a problem, really. Unless its one of those on the dime or in the other guys bumper kind of stops, then I feel the pull to the right, and its a bit of a fight, but if its a normal stop, I don't feel the pull.

But while driving down the road I have to hold the steering wheel pretty firmly. It was perfect, but only briefly after the alignment. I didn't hit any potholes it just gradually started veering again, in about 3-4 weeks after the alignment.


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Old 02 Jul 2006, 06:15 pm
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Victoria,

Sounds like it's back to the alignment shop. Let them take it for a test drive (go along and show them). They should have looked at all the parts involved in aligning the car before doing the job to make sure everything is right. Appearently something is offset or broke to cause you to veer to the right.

If it's expensive to fix, get a second opinion.
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I second what Carey is telling you. Did you purchase the car new, have you slid into or hit a curb? How about air pressure in your tire? If your tire has a slow leak maybe your losing air and the car wants to drift to that side. Just fishboning the problem.
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Old 04 Jul 2006, 02:20 pm
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like crewzin said back to the shop a.s.a.p. !! let us know what happens good luck !!
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Old 04 Jul 2006, 07:58 pm
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I really appreciate your input!

Apparently I have a big "sucker" sign around my neck when I walk into an auto shop, I found I save a little money if I sounded like a have at least a clue!

thanks!


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Old 10 Jul 2006, 04:08 pm
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Just reading this now...
So, alignment cured it, but only temporarily?
I've never done an alignment myself, (no aligning maching, so I pay to have it done) so I'm asking others - could it be they didn't tighten a bolt or two after aligning???
Clearly, if alignment treated it, you want to go back to where you had alignment.
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