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Did do a search and found some ideas but am hoping for some more 411.

New tires and rotation the car still pulls to the left. 2 alignments with small adjustments and still pulls to the left. It's not torque steer because It's noticeable on the freeway when cruising. Even at 70mph with c/c. Any ideas?? :thanks
 

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Haha, honestly mine pulls left too. I probably do need a very slight alignment, but I know its not all alignment. If its very slight like mine, i wouldn't worry too much. As long as the tires are wearing properly then you should be fine.
 

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What about the rotor color. Is one darker than the other (where the pads contact)? If you turn, how easily does your wheels return to straight?
 

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What about the rotor color. Is one darker than the other (where the pads contact)? If you turn, how easily does your wheels return to straight?
im thinking the same, if im right in assuming lol, it might be a stuck caliper. its very rare and usually youll notice but it can happen.
 

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After a drive feel your wheel. They should be equally hot. Whichever is hottest, pull the whelk off and take off the caliper. Now try pushing in the piston. I just use a huge pair of pliers


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Has the car been wrecked in the past? My cobalt when aligned to spec pulls to the left but if the caster on drivers side is + some it doesn't
 

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Probably a stupid question, but are the tires properly inflated?
Not a stupid question at all but my tires are always properly inflated.

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What about the rotor color. Is one darker than the other (where the pads contact)? If you turn, how easily does your wheels return to straight?
The rotors seem to be the same color. The wheel returns pretty easy. Lets .just say that my car can do a normal safe lane change.

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Come to think about it, I had a similar problem. Right front caliper would sometimes stick and the car would pull right and decelerate quicker when off the throttle. Pumping the brakes would loosen it up. Check the slider pins and lube them up if necessary.
I think I'll lube the slide pins just in case.

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Has the car been wrecked in the past? My cobalt when aligned to spec pulls to the left but if the caster on drivers side is + some it doesn't
No record on a wreck but they're not always reported. I'm the 3rd owner. First it was a rental then 2 private owners after that then me.

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After a drive feel your wheel. They should be equally hot. Whichever is hottest, pull the whelk off and take off the caliper. Now try pushing in the piston. I just use a huge pair of pliers


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good idea. I'll try that later on today.
 

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Have you tried rotating front tires side-to-side to see if it may be a radial pull from tires? Otherwise, triple check your steering wheel and make sure all measurements are accurate.

Went through a similar issue with mine pulling right, after 3 alignments and tweaking the front end, I found out with my steering wheel dead straight the emblem was a smudge crooked which was the cause all along of my car pulling.
 

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Have you tried rotating front tires side-to-side to see if it may be a radial pull from tires? Otherwise, triple check your steering wheel and make sure all measurements are accurate.

Went through a similar issue with mine pulling right, after 3 alignments and tweaking the front end, I found out with my steering wheel dead straight the emblem was a smudge crooked which was the cause all along of my car pulling.
I don't think an off-centered steering wheel will cause a pull. I've rotated the tires and got the car aligned. Still pulls the same.

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I greased the slide pins on the brake calibers and no difference. The last time I got the car aligned I do remember the tech telling me the front motor mount is bad causing the car to pull. I don't believe it's true. When I got home I checked the mounts, motor and trans, and the mounts seem good. I'm just lost on this. Since the pull is to the left, therefor I'm kinds like steering right, sometimes the car will go right all of a sudden.
 

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I just got an alignment on mine and they asked me if the car pulls to the right. I told them that I didn't notice anything and then they said that the caster it's a bit of and they can't do to much to change it because it's not adjustable. The solution will be to replace the struts.

Maybe is the same problem with yours...
 

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Subd. I just changed out shocks/struts/springs, hubs, calipers/rotors/pads, and got an alignment. Car still pulls left. I'm going to check tire pressure, rotate the fronts and verify I don't have a sticky caliper. Otherwise, I'm not sure why mine still pulls. It didn't before swapping all these parts.




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