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Old 07-27-2004, 02:26 PM
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hey guys, i got this problem. my car pulls to the right pretty hard, and i notice that when slowing down or accelerating slowly my steering wheel moves from left to right, left to right etc. at freeway speeds, there's some shaking but not bad. i already had an alignment done but it didn't fix the pulling to the right problem so i'm thinking that the steering wheel moving back and forth has something to do with the pull. i'm thinking either axles, steering components, or (long shot) bushings? thanks in advance for the replies.
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Vibration could be from warped brake rotors or maybe the tires are not balanced correctly. The pulling might be from a tire that is not going in the right direction (directional tire mounted wrong) When you got the alignment did you get the computer printout of the results? I can't think of anything that would make the car pull hard unless the alignment is still off.
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i don't think my rotrs are warped because the vibration occurs when i'm accelerating, also i have already had my tires balanced. like i said, i think that the steering wheel movement during slow acceleration and deceleration is related to the pull.
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come to think of it, i remebered my rear left tire going bad so i replaced it and the pull was not as hard. then it got to the state that it is in right now. i had a rear disk brake conversion using teg trailing arms., could it be possible that the pull be due to a bent trailing arm?

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you sir got a bad tire
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check your outter tie rods for excessive play
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when was the last time you got your tires balanced, check tie rods. Also if nothing check out, check if you universal joint or steering wheel itself got execive play in it.
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