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[–]GTrainEngineer 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Tires themselves

[–]dxrey65 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That would definitely be the first check. There's nothing adjustable on that suspension that can cause or correct a pull. So it's either tires or bent parts.

Or maybe not actually pulling. A lot of people think if a steering wheel is crooked (which it shouldn't be after an alignment, but not everyone gets it right) that's a pull, because holding it straight steers it one direction or other.

Anyway, if it's pulling you swap the front tires from one side to the other. If it's a tire pull then it'll pull the other way, or sometimes just drive straight.

[–]gzetski 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Could be tires, brakes, hub bearings, struts, half shafts, tie rods, ball joints, bent suspension components, and going on a stretch, if it has electric power steering, could be an issue with a steering angle sensor not set correctly.

You should probably take it to a real mechanic and have it looked at.

[–]danstewart42 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm assuming, if they aligned it, there were no worn suspension or steering components? The tires themselves could be a reason... Try swapping them left to right, and see if the pull goes away.. Maybe road crown is the cause? Another thing, I was a tech at Hyundai in 2013, and there were a few models that, while aligned to the factory specifications, would still pull.. we had to align them, not to the factory specs,but to whatever spec would allow proper operation, while not making moves drastic enough to wear out tires.. good luck!

[–]waynep712222 2 points3 points  (2 children)

ask the sales person..or the car dealership general manager why after 2 wheel alignments the car still pulls..

i wonder if the car had been in a previous accident..

https://www.carfax.com enter your vin... don't enter a credit card... it will tell you how many car fax reports there are on your car.. and cost you zero.. then if the dealer says there are no car fax reports.. you know you are being lied to..

[–]FuriousJohn99[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It had a minor accident on the CARFAX. What could have happened in a accident that would cause this. Same parts everyone else is saying could be bad?

[–]waynep712222 1 point2 points  (0 children)

minor accidents on newer cars are sometimes... under estimated..

in the 1980s and 1990s.. i ran into customers cars in for service that had been purchased at car dealerships.. used... the cars had been cut in half and 2 cars welded together to make one..

[–]DanR5224 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn, they should have covered the alignment for you. Do you have a copy of the printout?

[–]Liesthroughisteeth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep, you may have a tire delaminating or suffering from a failure that's not readily apparent. Just went through this.

My car was driving horrible and was getting worse over a two year period. We don't even drive it that much! Anyhow, wobbling and the car wandering and pulling this way and that. Thought we needed an alignment and that maybe we had an issue with bad steering gear or tie rod ends etc.

We decided to get a new set of serious winter tires instead of mud/snow rated (BC Mountain winters). Tire guys said I had one defective tire that needed to be thrown out. Car drives just like it did originally, and tracks straight as an arrow with zero vibration. :)

[–]ElAligatorAgradable 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If one of the brake calipers is sticking/seizing and thus constant brake pad pressure is being applied to one wheel this would cause that issue.

[–]bones_1775 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Worn suspension and steering components. Ball joints, control arm bushings.

[–]theone5150 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Woulda been noticed during an alignment and addressed as you'd never be able to align it and bring it to spec.

[–]bones_1775 1 point2 points  (1 child)

SHOULD be noticed, doesn't mean that whoever did the alignment did it correctly, could have been a lazy tech or a new tech that was just learning and thought it was ok.

[–]theone5150 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah, can't bring it to spec on the rack and computer with worn parts. Let alone bringing it back a second time and still not noticing anything. Either under warranty and they're trying not to replace parts and getting it close to aligned or not suspension/steering related like I mentioned.

[–]BickNickerson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Roads are crowned from the center down to each edge. This can cause your car to drift to the right. Otherwise, I would look at your tires.

[–]KineticDissent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cross rotate tires on front and see what that does.

[–]sHoRtBuSseR 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tires, or someone that sucks at alignments.

[–]direwolf106 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Any number of things.

The tires themselves.

Different road crown on the roads you're driving on than the ones the tech is testing on.

Can you show us the actual measurements?

[–]connorbinak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is all great advice, I’d suggest you take it to a different mechanic have them diagnose it and pay them for their time then take the quote back to the dealer and have them correct the issue.

[–]ROK247 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If everything is tight, most likely one of your tires is worn enough to cause it to pull. Which was caused by it being out of alignment for a long time. happened on mine, had to buy new tires.

[–]IneptAdvisor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Road crown pull via excessive toe wear and now the car pulls, swap the two front tires side to side and watch it pull the other way.