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Old January 12th, 2020, 02:40   #1
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Default Alignment done, car still pulls to the right

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Car was always pulling to the right and recently I changed wheels and put new tyres. Every time i let go the steering wheel car sloooowly pulls to the right

i had the alignment done by a professional shop and they guarantee they did it right and the car is doing the same thing even after new tires and wheels.

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Old January 12th, 2020, 05:53   #2
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Are you checking this on a level, non cambered, surface? such as a parking lot.
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Old January 12th, 2020, 05:57   #3
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Are you checking this on a level, non cambered, surface? such as a parking lot.
Well i can notice this on highway a like 50-60mph. On a parking lot it looks like it goes straight

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Old January 12th, 2020, 06:41   #4
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Have you double checked tire pressure in all 4 tires?

Any time i feel a pull to one side I've usually picked up another nail
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Old January 12th, 2020, 13:09   #5
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Have you double checked tire pressure in all 4 tires?

Any time i feel a pull to one side I've usually picked up another nail
Yes sire, tyre pressure checked
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Old January 12th, 2020, 15:02   #6
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Did they set/adjust raised toe when they aligned it?

These cars have the Audi front suspension with toe adjusts up/down and in/out.
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Old January 12th, 2020, 18:56   #7
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I'm having the steering rack replaced in my B4 Passat because despite new tires and a perfect alignment it drifts right. Drift is stronger then it's cold out. My guru says it's bias in the steering rack., caused by age. We flushed the fluid a while ago and that didn't help. We'll see if the new rack fixes the problem.
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Old January 14th, 2020, 13:47   #8
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Most roads have a crown so depending on what side of the crown you are, that's the way the car will slowly pull. The crown is for drainage. Imagine that the cross section of the road look like the roof of a house but with much smaller slopes. The roof peak is usually the centre line if the road only has a couple of lanes each way. If it has more the peak will be somewhere in the middle lane. The gutter would be the shoulder or the ditch of the road.
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Old January 18th, 2020, 00:16   #9
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I swaped front tyres( both brand new) and it seems that it got a liiil better.
Ill just leave as it is

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