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Old 12-09-2004, 10:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i've had this problem since i bought it in march 04. the car pulls to the left all the time. my forearm gets tired from keeping that wheel straight!

i got an alignment done right when i bought it, but still it was bad. i never went back to the dealer to say it wasnt fixed.

any suggestions? i can think of tire (front driver), hmm, what else ... alignment still no good (its possible i guess) .... any others?

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control arm..
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Old 12-10-2004, 02:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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first off i would have gone back to the dealership...
sure its not a low tire? it could be a control arm.
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heres some possible causes:

-Tire pressures are not equal: Check and adjust tire pressures.
-The wheels are out of alignment: Have the wheels aligned.
-One brake is dragging or isn't releasing: Check brakes.
-Parts of the steering linkage are loose and need to be tightened: Tighten or replace loose parts.
-The tires are not worn evenly: Replace tires.

other than that... ?
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add to skaw's list: bushing failure.. but it'd probably wiggle around a whole lot and make all kinds of racket.
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my car was doing that for awhile, my brake disc was warped, got that fixed and no more pull...one more thing to check out.
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