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Pulling to the right?

Not sure if this is were I am supossed to post this. Well I replaced everything on the front end susspention wise anyways except the sway bar and LCA's. I got the car alligned (sorry about crappy spelling). But it pulls to the right and I have to hold the steering wheel at 1130 to keep straight. Any ideas on what might be the cause of it? I checked the strut rod bushing which was the promblem when I bought the car 3 years ago and was pulling left at that time. everything is tight and been checked over. I am thinking about bringing it to the Ford Dealership since the last palce I brang it to was PepBoys to have it alligned. Might be the problem right there. I used to work there so I trusted them to do me right. Any help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 01:34 PM
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Camber (the strut rods) being out of adjustment.

Toe adjustment.

I'd check the Ford dealer.

Oh, also, before you do that, rotate the rear tires to the front and vice versa in case it's a tire causing the pulling.

Also, the usual suspects (hung caliper, misaligned steering wheel - toe not set to center the wheel - and poor inflation on one tire.)

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I havent thought of checking the strut rods to be adjusted I just assumed the that was done with the allignment. I did everthing at the same time with the susspention. New Monroe Sensa-Trac struts in the front and shocks in the rear. 4 New tires and front control arms , sway bar links in the front and rear. Also put a new rac n pinion in too. I am going to check the calipers too I have a suspition they might be part of the issiue.when I changed the brakes while back they looked pretty old and stiff, hard to compress in when I put the new pads on. Thank you RalphP... Always good to have anouther set of eys or advice in this case.
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When you had the alignment done did they give you the readout of before/after? They should have given it to you. If they didnt that to me shows the alignment was NOT done correctly, and the shop is trying to hide it from you.

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I havent thought of checking the strut rods to be adjusted I just assumed the that was done with the allignment. I did everthing at the same time with the susspention. New Monroe Sensa-Trac struts in the front and shocks in the rear. 4 New tires and front control arms , sway bar links in the front and rear. Also put a new rac n pinion in too. I am going to check the calipers too I have a suspition they might be part of the issiue.when I changed the brakes while back they looked pretty old and stiff, hard to compress in when I put the new pads on. Thank you RalphP... Always good to have anouther set of eys or advice in this case.
You have shocks, front and rear. Sorry, pet peeve.

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When you had the alignment done did they give you the readout of before/after? They should have given it to you. If they didnt that to me shows the alignment was NOT done correctly, and the shop is trying to hide it from you.
x2 on this, I haven't ever had an alignment done that they didn't want to show me that form before I left so that they had 'plausible deniability' if it came back.

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Hate to say this but a bad tire can cause pulling. Yes, even if you cant see the effect on tread yet

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You have shocks, front and rear. Sorry, pet peeve.



x2 on this, I haven't ever had an alignment done that they didn't want to show me that form before I left so that they had 'plausible deniability' if it came back.
Yup says got struts in the front and shocks in the rear....LOL
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And thanks guys for the info on things I overlooked too!!!!!!
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