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Old 01-11-2009, 11:23 PM
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The easiest way to diagnose a bad tire is to rotate the frt tires side to side. If the tire is the problem, the pull will either lessen or change the other way.
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I still say it's the tires causing your problem, I agree rotate them, But rotate the from front to back. When you do side to side it's very hard on the belts in the tires and can cause them in a lack of a better word slip. This is what can cause tire issue's called radial pull. I suspect that this is whats going on with your tire's right now.
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There is no difference when I engage 4 hi. Just thought I would let everyone know.
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Well, I had my father in law swap the front tires from side to side.. and the pull to the right is gone. I do get a slight feel of a pull to the left now, but not always. I'm going to check the tire pressure as soon as I get home and can dig out my guage.
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my advice is rotate the tires and take it and have it aligned and be sure to get a printout thats readable to your standards there are a few different types because i work for a shop and have heard of other shops taking advantage of only setting the toe thats wrong especially if the caster and camber are out because like your vehicle has a pull the camber could be out in which they are adjustable along with caster too they will make a pull if they are out and the toe looks good. but get a alignment done i work a firestone and we have lifetime align they cost like 160 dollars but its worth it cause you can bring your car in 3x a week if you want even if you replace new front end parts you bring it in and get er done lol but good luck
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my advice is rotate the tires and take it and have it aligned and be sure to get a printout thats readable to your standards there are a few different types because i work for a shop and have heard of other shops taking advantage of only setting the toe thats wrong especially if the caster and camber are out because like your vehicle has a pull the camber could be out in which they are adjustable along with caster too they will make a pull if they are out and the toe looks good. but get a alignment done i work a firestone and we have lifetime align they cost like 160 dollars but its worth it cause you can bring your car in 3x a week if you want even if you replace new front end parts you bring it in and get er done lol but good luck
Well, I had the tires swapped side to side, and it never cost me a thing for now. It seems to have corrected whatever was wrong... I dont want to get into moving the rears to the front for now though, as my front two tires are 40%TL and the backs are almost new.. abot 95%TL... so until we're out of the snowy months, I'm not spending money ($350/corner) to put new tires on the front, or move rears to front.
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