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post #1 of 5 Old 07-23-2009, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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Pulling to the right

My F-250 likes to drift to the the right. Have taken it to a reputable shop who said it was within tolerances. Anyone else experience this and have any suggestions on how to fix? It's annoying. Thanks

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I'm in the same boat. Took my 350 to an alignment shop because the steering wheel was turned way to the left. They fixed that and did an alignment it was good for about a month and now mines drifting to the right to. I can feel my forearms getting bigger from trying to keep it straight.
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You need to take it to a reputable shop that's going to diagnose and fix the problem nut just check the alignment. In addition to the alignment they should be checking tires (swap the fronts side to side and see if it pulls the other way) and brakes (stuck calipers or slides). I'm assuming that you checked tire pressure already.

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Exactly what APEowner said! Just because it's with in the specs doesn't mean that it is going to drive straight. If you swap the fronts and that doesn't do anything and you know it's not the brakes or tire pressure, you can get aftermarket cam kits that will allow you to adjust your "CASTER". I used to work for an alignment shop and found that putting the Caster right around NEG -7 to -5 usually would drive great considering most roads crown right.
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Are you seeing it during braking at all?

I would jack the front end up, or wait till you rotate the tires, and check the front end. Check the wheel bearings, ball joints and see how much slope is in the front steering...

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