Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 4 months ago

Car pulling left cant find cause?.?

alignment is good all in spec.

tyres not causing pull

brakes not sticking

nothing bent or broken.

Constant need to turn steering wheel clockwise to keep the car straight.. more and more..

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  • 4 months ago

    sounds like you have a problem with the front suspension,bent rim or it could be the left brake caliper is sticking check the brake sliders to see if they are working properly.

  • M.
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    If it's not a tire problem,

    And it's not a tire inflation problem,

    And it's not an alignment problem (caster, camber, toe),

    And it's not a suspension part that is injured or bent,

    And it's not a brake problem (something dragging), (don't neglect to check the rear brakes too!),

    Then it could be a bearing problem,

    Or it could be related to the power steering system (the valve is sticking, or something is worn or injured).

    -General automotive mechanic since 1972

  • 4 months ago

    Bad control arm bushings

  • 4 months ago

    Could be tire pull, I've seen it 3 times with new tires.

    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.js...

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    weak spring and/or shock

  • Carson
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    Find a flat street with no or very little 'Morse Taper"

    Wlli the car track straight with the wheel turned? If so the last alignment shop didn't center the steering wheel during alignment.

    Check tire wear in diagonal. Left front right rear

    Right front left rear.

    You may need a 4 wheel alignment.

    • M.
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_taper

      See "Morse" under the "Types" heading.

  • 4 months ago

    No wear in steering or suspension bushes? No uneven weight distribution in the car? No odd camber on the road? Perfectly balanced springs and shocks?

    If, as you say, everything is in spec, and the car has never been in a major collision, then it seems someone may have set the wheel alignment without first perfectly centring the steering, making the wheels in line with each other but not with the steering wheel. It would create the impression of having to steer right all the time.

    In reality, I suspect that everything is not 100% in spec, whether that be the tyre pressures, mismatched tread patterns or perfect brake clearance. I recently improved the handling of my car by having the tracking on the rear wheels corrected. Could that be a factor?

    Sorry, we are firing blind without actually seeing your car. Hope you find the answer.

  • Kenny
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Switch the front tyres left to right and see what happens.

    If it still pull to the left then you have alignment problem.

    If it pull to the right then it's that tyre.

    If it's straight then it is a thread wear issue.

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