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 Post subject: Alignment problem - EF Mont
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:08 am 
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Hi, there

My Fairmont pulls to the right as I drive. I recently refurbished the front suspension (ball joints, bushes, etc.) and replaced the front wheel bearings and brake discs (rotors). I've taken it to three different places for alignment and none of them can figure out what the cause is. Any suggestions? I suspect the right rear wheel could be the source - brakes binding or stuffed bearing.
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:27 pm 
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Have you fitted a camber/castor kit? Alot of wheel alignment places love to take your $50 for only adjusting the toe and tell you its fine and in spec as adjusting the camber/castor takes time.
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:41 am 
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Have a go at swapping your front tyres left to right. If it starts pulling the other way then swap that tyre for a rear one and see how you go.
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:49 am 
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It's a long shot but when you replaced your wheel bearings, when you did up the nut with the split pin in it, did you tighten both sides to the same torque value? some times if one is tighter than the other it may bind and cause friction which could result in the car pulling. Easy way to test is jack up the front of the car, then spin the wheels with about the same force, watch how far one wheel continues to spin compaired to the other. If there was no noticeable difference I'd certainly try swapping the tyres around since you've already got the car jacked up.

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