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 Post subject: Car pulling to one side
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:37 am 
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Hi Guys

Just a quick question, I just took my VT commodore for a spin (Yes I know its not a ford) and found that it is pulling to left side a fair bit.

Can anyone tell me the possible causes and also the what the fix is?

I checked the air etc and its all good in the tyre.

Thanks in advance
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 Post subject: Re: Car pulling to one side
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:20 am 
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You'll have to check a bunch of things....Z bar bushes, brake dragging, rack end, tie rod end, wheel bearing hub, inner lower control arm bush, ball joint, bearing plate.....stuff like that.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car pulling to one side
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:53 am 
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damn thats a bit of a list.

Looks like I am going to be a busy man :(
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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:08 pm 
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cjh wrote:
You'll have to check a bunch of things....Z bar bushes, brake dragging, rack end, tie rod end, wheel bearing hub, inner lower control arm bush, ball joint, bearing plate.....stuff like that.

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What I'd do is jack that side of the car up on stands and give the wheel a spin and listen for any rumbling (bearings) or scraping (brake drag) sounds, then try to move it from side to side and up and down etc to check for any looseness in the suspension/bearings. All else fails, take it to Pedders or someone like that and use their safety check option, tell them what it's doing as well.
I've no doubt they will try telling you your entire suspension needs to be replaced at the 'today only price' of $8.4m, 3 cows, 6 goats and the blood of your first born, but they should at least give you an idea of what's wrong

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car pulling to one side
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:20 pm 
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cjh wrote:
You'll have to check a bunch of things....Z bar bushes, brake dragging, rack end, tie rod end, wheel bearing hub, inner lower control arm bush, ball joint, bearing plate.....stuff like that.

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What I'd do is jack that side of the car up on stands and give the wheel a spin and listen for any rumbling (bearings) or scraping (brake drag) sounds, then try to move it from side to side and up and down etc to check for any looseness in the suspension/bearings. All else fails, take it to Pedders or someone like that and use their safety check option, tell them what it's doing as well.
I've no doubt they will try telling you your entire suspension needs to be replaced at the 'today only price' of $8.4m, 3 cows, 6 goats and the blood of your first born, but they should at least give you an idea of what's wrong



haha thats so true!

I might just get the car on the hoist and have it checked over.

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 Post subject: Re: Car pulling to one side
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:16 pm 
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Tyre bit down perhaps? Pressure? Distorted or warped tyre? How old are your tyres?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car pulling to one side
Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:25 pm 
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I highly doubt it is the three. They have done about 400kms. I hardly even driven this thing. I think in the last 2yrs I have done about 150kms.
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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:29 pm 
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had a VT myself and did the same thing was a Tie rod on the left side was buggered was letting the left wheel flop around simple $15 supercheap auto fix got both sides while there
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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:49 pm 
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or just get a wheel alignment........... why do people have to over complicate things.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Wheel alignment would've been my second guess haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car pulling to one side
Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:47 am 
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No problems guys i will let you know how i go!
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Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:46 pm 
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123esproc wrote:
Wheel alignment would've been my second guess haha



a C xC i had years ago ... would pull ta one side etc with alloy wheels BUT steer normally with the factory steel wheels? .. put it down to the tyres :roll:
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