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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 11:13 PM
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Simple fix. You need a new RH halfshaft.
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And for goodness sakes, DO NOT throw other parts at. Nothing's bent. Just needs an axle.
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You cannot be "aligned" and have inner wear on both tires...simply not possible. I agree...find another shop for alignment. I agree....bent control arm, or bent tie rod on the right...but you can check this visually without replacing. One other possibility is a bent rack...had this happen on my '96 wagon...still bent to this day...just not worth fixing. Also, if the alignment shop adjusted the fittings on the right to compensate for the bend (huge adjustment, I would imagine), that could be the cause of the inner wear on both sides. Also, one other suggestion that helped me in the past....jack the car up in the front middle under the front cradle (sub-frame). As the front wheels lift off (hopefully together).... watch carefully to see how much they move in or out, and which direction. The wheels should slightly "toe in" as the weight comes off of them, and the degree should be equal on both sides. Then observe how they "hang" in respect to each other.

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Besides parts being bent or halfshaft damaged try to jack a car and check for arm bushings. My 2000 Bull showed same symptoms along with tire wear and jerking with a right rear lower arm bushing being torn...
You'll never figure it out while on the ground - jack it and play with a wheel or a lower arm for a while - you'll see if it's moving right away with un-tensioned suspension.
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You cannot be "aligned" and have inner wear on both tires...simply not possible. I agree...find another shop for alignment. I agree....bent control arm, or bent tie rod on the right...but you can check this visually without replacing. One other possibility is a bent rack...had this happen on my '96 wagon...still bent to this day...just not worth fixing. Also, if the alignment shop adjusted the fittings on the right to compensate for the bend (huge adjustment, I would imagine), that could be the cause of the inner wear on both sides. Also, one other suggestion that helped me in the past....jack the car up in the front middle under the front cradle (sub-frame). As the front wheels lift off (hopefully together).... watch carefully to see how much they move in or out, and which direction. The wheels should slightly "toe in" as the weight comes off of them, and the degree should be equal on both sides. Then observe how they "hang" in respect to each other.

Once again, bent parts DO NOT cause an acceleration pull. I owned a tire and alignment shop for over a decade, and have seen this problem on different makes and models at least 50 times. It's a common problem, and is usually associated with a significant impact. Moreover, bent parts are easily detected with an alignment machine. Based on the fact that he has had it aligned, and been back multiple times for the expressed purpose of looking for bent parts, the odds are simply overwhelming that he has no bent parts. Any good alignment shop should immediately recognize the problem. And while their alignments may be first rate, he should nevertheless seek out a different shop for the simple reason that the one he went to was unable to diagnosis such a simple, rudimentary issue.


Acceleration pulls are ALWAYS in the axle . . . ALWAYS!




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Acceleration pulls are ALWAYS in the axle . . . ALWAYS!



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Wouldn't a bent CV axle cause a vibration while driving? I've had the car over 90mph and it rides smooth.
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 09:02 PM
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With all due respect: disregard Jimmydafreak's diagnosis. My 50 years of experience tells me your control arm is bent! You should also inspect the cradle alignment to body as it may have shifted. Jimmy: never say always!
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