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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-05-2002, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Help Steering Question

I have been having a problem with my car pulling to the right when i brake and tight steering so i went under my car and checked everything out. I found out that the tires themselves have movement together. I put the car on stands and pushed one tire and the other tire moved too. I pushed on ones side and pulled on the other side you get what i mean. So i went under the car and pushed with my foot and the entire steering shaft moves a little when i push on it. I don't know if this is a problem within the steering rack or not. I have flushed out the system with a gallon or so of fluid and its still black fluid. Im not sure what else it could be everything under the car appears to be fine. I don't think that this could be an alignment issue could it.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-05-2002, 04:16 PM
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if it only pulls...........

when you are braking, it is probably a brake problem, like a sticking caliper or a hose that has collapsed internally.
as far as fluid still being black, flush it some more, but it is not causing your pull
try swapping sides with the tires and see if the pull goes the other way, if it does you have a bad tire
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its not just when i am braking but its more noticable when i am braking. The problem i believe is probably related to the movement in the steering like I described. The steering at times becomes tight. If it does turn out to be the rack does anyone know if this is a pita project or something easly done, Prices? That movement is only to the right for some reason also. The front of the left tire in the front of the passenger side tire out and thats which way i have the braking problem thats why i was thinking of that. Thanks for any posts
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2003, 08:54 AM
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I hate to drag up an old post but I have the same problem with mine. I have replaced the brake pads, since they needed it anyway, and rotated the tires but it still pulls to the right during braking. I was wondering if there was a rubber bushing or something that could be worn out?

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2003, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just thought that i would post what my problem ended up being. It was a bad lower balljoint. After having the car pulling while braking for about a year i started to notice a screaching noise and i brought it into a local shop and they sprayed some wd40 in the lower bj boot and the noise went away. They said that the joint was rusted and that it would need to be replaced asap. I had them replaced it for about 240 which included an alignment. When i got the car back it not only didn't make the noise but the pull to the right i had when braking was completely gone.
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