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JIM’S CORNER – AUTO REPAIR HELP

DIAGNOSE – CAR PULLS TO ONE SIDE WHILE DRIVING
by Jim Miller

SYMPTOM SUMMARY
The vehicle pulls to the right or left. The problem may be worse at higher speeds. If the symptom only occurs during braking, refer to the “Vehicle Pulls When Brakes Are Applied” symptom.

USUAL CAUSE
This symptom usually indicates that a front end alignment is needed. It can also be caused by a tire pull or improperly inflated tires.

DIAGNOSIScheckengine
Tire pressure and condition should be checked and corrected as necessary. The tires should be rotated from front to rear and the vehicle should be road tested. If the symptom still persists, the front end alignment will have to be inspected and adjusted as necessary.

PRECAUTIONS, TIPS, and NOTES
When rotating tires, use the manufacturer’s jacking procedures to prevent damage to the vehicle and/or injury to yourself. Use caution when working around a jacked vehicle. Always use jack stands and never rely on the jack as a single method to support the vehicle during servicing.

(Jim is a lifelong fan of Dodger Baseball and used to race sprint cars in the 1980s.)

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4 years 1 month ago

This happened to me before. This article was right, it was a tyre problem

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