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Old 10-20-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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Default Tires rotated, now car pulls left?

I had a local shop rotate my tires while thye were changing my oil. Now the car pulls left.

Is it possible the lift they used somehow messed up the alignment, or is it more likely one of the tires up front is pushing or pulling?

I checked tire pressure, and all is well there (36 fronts, 34 rears).

Wondering if I need to spend another $80 on alignment (had it done this summer already).
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tires rotated, now car pulls left? (onyx00)

is it still in the same rotation?... well, just wait til it wear out a bit and even the wear on the tires ... then get it align if it continue pulling....
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: Tires rotated, now car pulls left? (onyx00)

most alignment shops warranty the alignment for x amount of miles.. call the shop that did it and ask..

no lift I've seen should have done anything to do with your alignment..
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: Tires rotated, now car pulls left? (mstewar)

If your bring an unevenly worn tire from the back to the front it can make it pull left or right. Swap your fronts from left to right and see if the pull goes away or pulls the other way.
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Default Re: Tires rotated, now car pulls left? (Track rat)

it really depends on how the tires were worn origianlly.
Mine always pulls diferent after a rotation
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:30 PM   #6
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Default Re: Tires rotated, now car pulls left? (onyx00)

I think as long as it doesn't pull hard, (i.e. you can't stay in your lane for like 100m or something) it is probably a wear issue, especially since you've checked your tire pressure.

I've had an incident where I had been riding the side wall of my tires for a while (due to low pressure/leakage during storage) and I ended up blowing it out when I noticed and tried to pump it to the correct pressure (it had been pulling left on the highway).

Do you know how the rotated the tires?

I always check tire pressure meticulously now... especially after changing rims... live and learn... Click the image to open in full size.
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Old 10-20-2004, 06:09 PM   #7
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Default Re: Tires rotated, now car pulls left? (onyx00)

Do you have directional tires? Did the shop follow the recommended tire swap pattern for directional tires?
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Tires do that all the time. Swap them side to side and see if it goes away.
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Did it used to pull to the right? Click the image to open in full size.
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Old 10-20-2004, 09:29 PM   #10
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Mine have done that before, cars lowered and i get camber wear. try swapping the fronts to the opposite side.
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