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Old 11-16-2011, 05:41 AM
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Exclamation Rotated my 37's.. Now its pulling real bad Right?!

Alright so I did all my Maint. Oil change/Filter, Fuel Filters, Lube Chasis.. and Rotated tires, but when I did that I took it for a drive, and of course, now it pulls bad to the right? I dont know why changing tire placement would have that effect but if you have any thoughts let me know.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:49 AM
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Switch it to the back and see if it still pulls... And fill out your signature under user CP so we know what you're driving, it'll help diagnose. Welcome to the org!
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:38 PM
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It could be that your alignment. Was off and your tires wore into the pattern and once you rotated them it showed up. Also try moving the two front tires to different sides and see if it pulls to the left
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:39 PM
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You may have a bad ball joint and it was "seated" into its position. Then when you jacked up the front end to rotate tires it "unseated" the ball joint. I had the exact same thing happen on my Dodge Ram. It drove fine, then when I rotated the tires it started pulling to the left really bad. I jacked it back up and both ball joints on my drivers side where shot. So give that a check.
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:44 PM
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Just in case you don't know how to check your own ball joints...
Jack up the side you want to check by the axle, leaving the other tire touching the ground.
Grab the top and bottom of the tire, and gently push and pull back and forth between top and bottom. Kinda like your trying to rock the tire and rim onto the lugs. A little play is ok but any kind of popping or major movement is no good. If you experience any of that, your best bet is to replace both ball joints. While your at it, I would replace all 4. The best maintenance, is Preventative Maintenance.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:20 PM
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pull

may be dumb but did you see if they were directional?
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:22 AM
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What about tire pressure? Are the front the same?
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:44 PM
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sorry about the but I have 37x13.50x20 toyo mt and Im in the same boat as you. Mine isnt terrible but it does like to wander to the shoulder withn a second or two of letting go of the wheel. I know the wider tires like to follow the crown of the road so am I just not used to it? I went from the stock 265s to the 37s. I dont really have to fight with the wheel but it likes to get ****ed to the right just a hair.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:20 AM
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I had the same thing happen to my honda civic.I was pressed for time one morning and desided to take my car to the local tire shop to have the tires rotated.When i drove the car home it was pulling severly to the left.Not knowing what the heck was going on i called my local mechanic and he told me to swap both front tires and take it for test drive.turns out that the tire shop rotated the tires improperly and the left front tire was spinning in opposite direction.i was told buy my mechanic that the steel belts on some tires take on a memory of which direction they where turning and when you put one of them on the front spinning the opposite direction it causes the vehicle to pull.I thought he was feeding me a bunch of b.s. but i swapped both front tires and the pull went away.From now on i rotate my tires myself.
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