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    Default Pulling to the left - after full alignment!

    Can anyone suggest why my car is still pulling to the left, even after a full Hunter wheel alignment?
    The technician said that there were some problems at the back with the camber which were corrected, but it still pulls to the left.

    I wasn't sure if I was testing it on a flat road, but it seems to do it anywhere.

    Any ideas what could cause this if not the alignment of the wheels?

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    Before presenting your car, did you check and adjust the tyre pressures?
    Did you take EVERYTHING out of the car?

    Check the print out, the after arrows should all be green and within the markers

    On completion the difference can feel "unusual"
    Pulling to the left is quite normal on a road with crown camber
    The way to test this is to find a road where you can drive on the other side of the crown camber, it should then pull to the right

    I've been lucky in that I have quite a few of these across the Glasgow area, and I use them for testing purposes
    Just to check I have also taken a spirit level with me, just to check what degree of camber there actually is (as sometimes it can be offset or an optical illusion)

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    also could there be uneven wear on a tyre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisBilly View Post
    also could there be uneven wear on a tyre?
    That really shouldn't affect a cars driving in normal road conditions, unless the tyres have greatly different tread, such as 8mm on nearside and 2mm on offside
    However, the alignment centre should have pointed this out

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    Tyres wear in a certain way and even after alignment it can still pull for a few days.

    If your tyres are not directional try swapping the front tyres from side to side.

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    take it back and tell them to do it again, say they made it worse and your not happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Tyres wear in a certain way and even after alignment it can still pull for a few days
    Not just one way, but loads of different ways

    I only have an alignment check done on new tyres (the fronts having been on the rear they are not a major concern)

    Therefore knowing a little history about each individual tyre is required, and helpful if provided

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Here are the printouts - before and after.
    Don't really mean anything to me.




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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    That really shouldn't affect a cars driving in normal road conditions, unless the tyres have greatly different tread, such as 8mm on nearside and 2mm on offside
    However, the alignment centre should have pointed this out
    It does affect it as my Hunter wheel alignment did the same thing the rears were out and the front left had abnormal wear on it changing it to the right front sorted it have since changed the tyres and it runs normally with even tyre wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watchman View Post
    Can anyone suggest why my car is still pulling to the left, even after a full Hunter wheel alignment?
    The technician said that there were some problems at the back with the camber which were corrected, but it still pulls to the left.

    I wasn't sure if I was testing it on a flat road, but it seems to do it anywhere.

    Any ideas what could cause this if not the alignment of the wheels?
    Think outside the box here, are your front brakes ok.......thinking seized caliper here

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