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Old 02-19-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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so i went down to churches yesterday to get tuned. when i leave everything is smooth once i get to downtown l.a. i started to slowdown cause of traffic and my steering wheel started to jerk to the left quick but hard jerks, i thought it was the road since once i got off, it didnt do it. i jacked it up checked for any loose, broken parts, nothing no play on the wheels or anything all i saw was the passengerside rack and pinion boot torn a bit. i got back on the road and drove fine for about 30mi then a jerk i drove it all the way home at around 40-50. i did notice that it would start doing it once i let of the gas, if i had the gas pressed even at just 10% it wouldnt do it. i need your guys help bad on this one im stuck on this one. thaks in advance for the help

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Old 02-19-2010, 10:30 AM   #2
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That sort of problem happens when there's something wrong with the P.S. system. Usually either a leak/air in the system or low pressure from a bad P.S. pump. It doesn't do it when you press the gas because at higher RPM the pump pulley spins faster and generates more pressure. You can try bleeding the system but it's more likely that the pump is wearing out. Make sure the belt isn't slipping first and then the best way to check the pump is just replace the it, bleed the system and return it if the problem still occurs.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:47 AM   #3
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forgot to mention that it has a gsr swap with no p.s the car is a dx hatch so it has manual eack and pinion



i went into the garage so my brother inlaw could check it out maybe i missed something. i found that the driver side had very little play like outter tie rod play very little though. i wasnt like that last night when i got home. evrything looks fine. he mentioned that it could be my axle that it pops out making it kick to the left???? axles look good driver side has a small tear in it but no grase coming out yet i tried popin in out and its in there purty nice so i dont know

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Old 02-19-2010, 12:18 PM   #4
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damn this sucks my friends and i cant seem to find the problem the whole way i couldnt even boost and i still cant this is pissing me off imma ride this bitch till it breaks then ill know whats worng with it. dam my finger got caught betwwen the rim and caliper and tore my skin off this wy im so pissed at it
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In that case, the problem's most likely going to be with the right front wheel. I'd check the brake first. Just to make sure, you don't have ABS do you?
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:25 PM   #6
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BTW I said it's the likely the right front because I read in your first post that it was jerking to the right, but now I'm noticing as I should have before that the thread title says to the left?
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:32 PM   #7
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sorry about that it is the left. i just dont know what to check for everything seems real good
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Old 02-19-2010, 05:48 PM   #8
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so i drove here and there stepped on it when i was on the backroads and nothing so i dont know was going on here i know something is going to break thiough.
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lol Try to keep your vast optimism in check. It's entirely possible that you had something stuck in your brake and that it's gone now.
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well i know its not gone cause it did today in the morning not as hard though so imma put on the lift and check it out again
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If you notice any circumstances that need to occur for the problem to happen or any times the problem definately doesn't happen, post them. Such as if it only happens when braking, when the car's warm/cold, when it's cold outside, when in gear etc.
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the only thing i noticed is that is happens once i let off the gas. i got new axles last night imma put them on right now see if that helps.
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Default Re: car jerks to the left

check your tire pressure just to be sure, low tire pressure can do that. you also could have a caliper starting to sieze up. take a screwdriver, stick it through the slot on the top of the caliper and into one of the vents of the rotor, and pull the screwdriver towards you to see if the caliper piston will depress. if it does, wiggle the caliper to see if the slide pins are working okay. if they do wiggle, then the caliper is ok. also- does your trans have an LSD?
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my did that when the rack-n-pin went out on it
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:31 AM   #15
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i just checked my caliper its good. i have no lsd. i pulled out my axle and it has a lot of play on the side that goes to the half shaft you can pull out of the cup and back in so im thinking it is my axle. i still don't rule out the possibility that it is the rack n pinion.
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Your left front motor mount may have more give in it then the right side tranny mount. When you shift gears does it pull to the left?
You mentioned you did a swap did you use new matching motor mounts?
I had a similar problem after a auto to manual swap and my left and right mounts were not a matching pair. It's like you get torque steer but it is a more drastic pull to the left when you shift.
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well i put the new axle and it hasn't done it yet. i have already had this swap for about year already and haven't had a issue with it till now.
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A good test might be to accelerate quickly up a steep hill and then go down the hill. Start slow at the top of the hill, accelerate quickly down it and pull your foot off of the gas part of the way down. Both the going up and the going down procedure will create alot of resistance on your drivetrain and hopefully will cause a problem to show itself.
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check your bushings on your front lca's lmk if i helped any=0 i had a similar problem
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i will check this out now and i have the perfect hill for the test. it hasnt done it today yet.
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http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=2683639

Had the exact same problem, crazy jerk right, almost crashed a few times.Changed passenger axle and baddamn, worked.
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real good info Hanmin. I think my axle and my alignment have something to do with it. I forgot to mention that i had just put a new clutch on it the day before and i also put on a rear camber kit and eyeballed it. imma try to get a alignment in the next few days its not my dd but i want have it ready just in case i get urge to boost
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