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truck pulling to the left?
10-06-2003, 01:51 PM
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i just got my truck aligned and it is still pulling to the left, the alignment is dead on, i have brand new wheels and tires that are balanced correctly and the dealer just replced my intermediate shaft. i do need front u joints and i think my control arm bushings (drivers side) are shot would these things cause my truck to pull to either side, i want my tires to last as long as possible. thanks




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10-06-2003, 02:01 PM
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when is it pulling left? on the brakes, gas, cruising, etc. how bad is it pulling, and is it constant?




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10-06-2003, 02:04 PM
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it pulls to the left constantly while crusing, i have to keep a little pressure on the wheel to the right to keep it straight, it is alot better since the alignment but it is still quite noticable




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10-06-2003, 02:32 PM
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does it ever switch to pulling to the right? sometimes the crown of the road will cause the truck to feel like its pulling, but its not.

what kind of alignment shop did you take it to? cheap shop or good one. a good shop would look over all the parts of the front end and tell you whats wrong.

your bushings could be causing this, but i would think with worn bushings that the pull wouldnt be consistent.




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10-06-2003, 02:42 PM
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My guess is the brake caliper. I had the same problem for a while until it got worse and locked up making my brakes smoke.
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10-06-2003, 03:19 PM
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Mine feels like it pulls also, but I know its just because of the road, it pulls to the right. I would think it would only pull to the left if your on a one way road in the left lane...

I think a little pull is normal with the dodges, unless your talking about it does it real bad. Ive always had to keep a little pressure on it, mainly from the bigger tires though




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10-06-2003, 03:46 PM
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Quote:I think a little pull is normal with the dodges, unless your talking about it does it real bad. Ive always had to keep a little pressure on it, mainly from the bigger tires though
i was wondering this 2
glad someone else started the topic


mine was alinged before i got the bigger tires put on
and well now i have a 1 ton box on which i didn't before
and it wants to slighly pull to the left

sometimes though i can keep the wheel dead straight and it not move

i think it i sjust dodge
since the day i have owned this truck.. the wheel has been a lil off center




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10-06-2003, 04:58 PM
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Since you've got the later-model brakes, a sticking caliper is less of an issue.

More likely it's the alignment, or tire-pressure. They align trucks to pull to the left to counter the crown of a road. If they get overzealous, it pulls to the left all the time.

Check your tire pressures, front and rear. See if any are low. If not, go up 5psi, and see if things get different. If so, then it's probably tire-pressure related.




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10-06-2003, 05:27 PM
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On 2003-10-06 16:58, woody wrote:
Since you've got the later-model brakes, a sticking caliper is less of an issue.

More likely it's the alignment, or tire-pressure. They align trucks to pull to the left to counter the crown of a road. If they get overzealous, it pulls to the left all the time.

Check your tire pressures, front and rear. See if any are low. If not, go up 5psi, and see if things get different. If so, then it's probably tire-pressure related.

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That's true also. I experienced a sticking caliper and it was pulling really bad and after I replaced it, it drove normal again...
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10-06-2003, 05:31 PM
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Starting in '00, with the dual-piston calipers, the sticking caliper problem many people had seems to have gone away.




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