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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject:  pull to the right Reply with quote

So I've been noticing recently that during normal acceleration I tend to pull to the right though when I let off the pedal the pulling stops. But with out accelerating my car drives straight no pull either direction. I set up an appointment to get an alignment done on Monday but one guy said that it could be a bad engine mount or "other broken parts" kinda feel like he's just trying to haggle me into spending more money that i really need to. Any advice would be great.

**FYI my steering wheel has been off center too but i didn't notice the drift until recently.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:54 pm    Post subject:  pull . . . Reply with quote

Could just be torque steer. Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

How do you define 'normal' acceleration? If it's actually 'heavy' (IE... revving to 4k+), I'd be inclined to agree with the torque steer assessment.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Could be control arm bushings.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:36 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

IffyG wrote:
How do you define 'normal' acceleration? If it's actually 'heavy' (IE... revving to 4k+), I'd be inclined to agree with the torque steer assessment.


HA no i mean normal acceleration like 2-3k even just going up 5 mph it happens.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:33 am    Post subject:  pull Reply with quote

I'm hoping that you have checked the basics, tire pressures. You could swap front to back to see if it's a tire problem. Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:50 am    Post subject:  Re: pull Reply with quote

topgun wrote:
I'm hoping that you have checked the basics, tire pressures. You could swap front to back to see if it's a tire problem. Cool


yea tire pressure was good and i rotated the tires last week...no change.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

So got the alignment done today here are the numbers. Toe was bad but the rest were ok. I also had a bad right outer tie rod had that I had them replace and the pull is now gone. Hate to say it but it's a bit strange getting used to driving with the steering wheel centered now. Rolling Eyes But all in all the drive is noticeably better.

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