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post #1 of 14 Old 11-03-2008, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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My truck pulls to the right.

My truck has pulled to right ever since i got it.
It is really annoying.

My front right caliper is always a bitch to get off and on. Anyone else ever have this problem?

I have changed calipers (front right seized), rotors, spindles steering linkages and bearings.

Dropped it 5/6 got an alignment and still pulls to the right.

It's not a hard pull to the right but a slight one.


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post #2 of 14 Old 11-03-2008, 03:39 PM
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Re: My truck pulls to the right.

they are factory to pull to the right only for the fact of if u fall asleep behind the wheel the right will take u into a ditch.............. lol but check balljoints

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post #3 of 14 Old 11-03-2008, 03:54 PM
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Re: My truck pulls to the right.

unless you are really dragging the brakes it would be a camber/caster issue. do you have a readout from when you got the alignment?
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Re: My truck pulls to the right.

not on hand, im at work.
balljoints were not the greatest i have seen but no where near being trashed

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post #5 of 14 Old 11-07-2008, 05:40 AM
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Re: My truck pulls to the right.

alignment maybe?

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Re: My truck pulls to the right.

Check Your suspension for any play, and make sure your camber/caster are within spec.

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Re: My truck pulls to the right.

just because your camber/caster are in spec, does not mean that they wont cause a slight pull. If you have a printout of your alignment, im sure someone could help diagnose if it is an alignment issue.

Have you rotated the tires at all??

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Re: My truck pulls to the right.

Check the left brake line going to the caliper? It may be kinked.

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Re: My truck pulls to the right.

tires are all new, lines appear perfect.

I will get the readout in the morning, it's buried in the truck somewhere.

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Re: My truck pulls to the right.


Bad numbers are from the new steering linkages and a shaky at home alignment haha


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Re: My truck pulls to the right.

how drastic of a pull is this, and are you sure it is not just an offset steering wheel?

0.6 cross caster CAN cause a pull, but I dont think it would be a significant pull.

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Re: My truck pulls to the right.

its a very slight pullto the left, when i slight turn to the right the steering wheel has tension as if something is binding a little. but there is nothing to bind up

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its a very slight pullto the left, when i slight turn to the right the steering wheel has tension as if something is binding a little. but there is nothing to bind up
Do you mean pull to the right? You said right before. If it is a pull to the right, it could be the fact that almost all roads have a slight lean to the right. This will cause a drift to the right. Could that be your problem? If so, you don't have a problem. You can also try swapping the front tires with each other to see if that makes any differrence. Make sure air the pressure is the same in each tire.

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Re: My truck pulls to the right.

looking at the you printout you have too much camber on the left side you should have it closer to 0* or a positive on the left side..also your caster is higher on the left which is not within spec or even close!
just because your tires are new doesnt mean they will not cause a radial pull either.. i would get the alignment redone it looks like they didnt know what they were doing or they dont like doing the shim adjustments..no one does

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