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Old 12-11-2013, 10:55 PM
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i dont know what is goin on with my truck its pulling hard left..i thought it was an allignment problem but i took it to 2 different shops and the allignment is dead on.....checked on here about a "radial pull" and said to switch around the wheels and that didnt change it.....the front end is pretty much all brand new..new ball joints tie rods upper control arms all of it was replaced when i put the lift on..anybody have any ideas of whats causing it? or ways to fix it?
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Something as simple as wheels unbalanced will do this.

I can't believe you took it to two different shops and neither one could help you further..... ?
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:11 PM
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i took it to one shop and they said theyre allignment rack was acting up lately so it might not be an accurate reading and no charge and went to another shop said it was dead on and no charge...tires are balanced as well i just forgot to put that i had that double checked
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Seeing as you only had the alignment checked at [only] one shop, get one more alignment done.

I had something similar many years back a small Chevy pickup I had. I had pull to one side - though I don't remember it being "hard" by any stretch - and took it into a local chain. They checked and said the alignment was dead-on. I called an uncle out of state and he said take it into another shop. I did. It was out. After alignment, it was back on.

I'm not saying that's it, but it's worth a shot before you start striping front end components.

Other areas to consider that immediately come to mind: brake caliper binding/dragging, shocks, struts, rods, joints, control arm, tire and/or rim damage [check abnormal tire wear], tire pressure, frame issues/damage [yes, it happens], directional tread, etc...

As you can see, it's a trouble-shooting process and can be quite arduous/tedious, so eliminate the obvious and cheapest first.

Hoping more will chime in and [possibly] assist you in different areas.

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Old 12-11-2013, 11:42 PM
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Seeing as you only had the alignment checked at [only] one shop, get one more alignment done.

I had something similar many years back a small Chevy pickup I had. I had pull to one side - though I don't remember it being "hard" by any stretch - and took it into a local chain. They checked and said the alignment was dead-on. I called an uncle out of state and he said take it into another shop. I did. It was out. After alignment, it was back on.

I'm not saying that's it, but it's worth a shot before you start striping front end components.

Other areas to consider that immediately come to mind: brake caliper binding/dragging, shocks, struts, rods, joints, control arm, tire and/or rim damage [check abnormal tire wear], tire pressure, frame issues/damage [yes, it happens], directional tread, etc...

As you can see, it's a trouble-shooting process and can be quite arduous/tedious, so eliminate the obvious and cheapest first.

Hoping more will chime in and [possibly] assist you in different areas.

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thanks for the help...im gonna try to check off a few of these tomorrow after work hopefully one of them fixes it ...i
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...And it was fine before the lift ? Hmmm. Perhaps something with the lift install ? I not a pro on lifted trucks,but I would recheck the installation. Curious about your findings. Keep us posted.
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