1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

2005 pulls left

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SKMP9, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:49 AM
    #1
    SKMP9

    SKMP9 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Member:
    #49400
    Messages:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    NE Ohio
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner V-6
    I have a 2005 Doublecab Prerunner. I've had it aligned 5 or 6 times, with the last time being less than .5 degree off side to side, so they didn't charge me. It pulls to the left, with equal air in tires, rotated, perfect alignment, etc. I'm at @ 80,000 miles, with no accidents or frame damage. Any ideas ? It does seem to pull harder when I'm slowing down, as if the caliper is sticking. Not sure if this would affect it like it is now.
     
  2. Jan 17, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    #2
    sethr21785

    sethr21785 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Member:
    #29372
    Messages:
    170
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Seth
    Windham Maine
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD SPORT
    TRD Short Throw, TRD Exhaust, 5100 1.5, Weathertech floor liners, AFE Filter, Projector Head and fogs, Weathertech vent visors
    def could be a brake issue such as caliper sticking. my jeep was doing that and i swapt the caliper and now its all set... after you drive the truck for a while can you ever smell hot brakes?
     
  3. Jan 17, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    #3
    HogTaco

    HogTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Member:
    #48388
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    Northwest Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    2011 Access Cab 2.7 2WD AT
    Bed Mat, OEM Running Boards, Ultra-Gauge.
    Swap tires left-for-right and see if it's a tread problem.
     
  4. Jan 17, 2011 at 11:40 AM
    #4
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,825
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Didn't think you were supposed to do that with tires these days... Rotate front to back, not side to side.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2011 at 1:13 PM
    #5
    island808

    island808 Me l've got brains.

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2010
    Member:
    #44414
    Messages:
    1,892
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jedediah
    hawaii
    Vehicle:
    '10 6speed 4x4 access cab
    For diagnostic purposes go ahead and switch em.

    Along with hanging brakes, wheel bearings and stuck/empty shocks can be a culprit.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM
    #6
    joerussell610

    joerussell610 When all else fails read the directions

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Member:
    #46553
    Messages:
    739
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Him
    Making myself at home in your house
    Vehicle:
    2005 DC Sport Edition 4x4
    K&N, fog light mod, remote rear halogen fogs mounted under rear bumper, TRD skid plate, Flux Capacitor, Mr. Fusion upgrade soon
    Could be a tire issue "radial pull". Move the tires left and right.
    Find a buddy or buy one laser temp gun. Drive the vehicle around for a little then pull over and shhot the calipers with laser temp gun. It's a good way to see if calipers are hanging up. One will be hotter than the other. Good luck.....:smash:
     
  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM
    #7
    HogTaco

    HogTaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Member:
    #48388
    Messages:
    47
    Gender:
    Male
    Northwest Arkansas
    Vehicle:
    2011 Access Cab 2.7 2WD AT
    Bed Mat, OEM Running Boards, Ultra-Gauge.
    Some tires depend on rotation direction; others don't. But for the purposes of testing, it's fine. I had tread separation on my old Nissan truck that went undiagnosed until I tried this.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2011 at 4:41 PM
    #8
    PA452

    PA452 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Member:
    #1445
    Messages:
    665
    Gender:
    Male
    Western PA
    Vehicle:
    15 Access TRD Offroad, V6, 5spd Auto, 4x4
    I had a pull to the right for quite a while. I had an alignment done by a dealership, then a tire shop, then finally a third shop did it right.

    The third guy didn't use a computer, he did it all with gauges the "old fashioned way". Said my camber (I think) was way off on the right side, and started talking about how too many places slap their sensors on the vehicle, and if the computer gives them a green light they call it good. When he was done, the pull was gone.

    Not saying that's necessarily what's happening with yours though, since you said you're noticing it more when you slow down. I noticed mine at all times, though I did notice some funky behavior now and then while slowing down, but there was nothing wrong with my brakes.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2011 at 6:31 PM
    #9
    Siren

    Siren Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Member:
    #48360
    Messages:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Angela
    Hampton, VA
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner SR5
    Had a Jeep that did that too. Caliper started sticking hard all at once. This sounds like a progressive issue. Any shakes in the steering wheel to indicate a balance issue or a tire coming out of round?
     
  10. Jan 18, 2011 at 7:22 AM
    #10
    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Member:
    #30098
    Messages:
    1,449
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Uncle K
    TX
    Vehicle:
    2005 Dbl Cab LB 4x4 TRD
    Toytec CO's, IRONMAN rear leaf pack, All pro front bumper, Body Armor rear bumper, BA steps MB TKO's w/285/75/16 Terra Grapplers, Bakflip tonneau cover, autopage remote start alarm, Ultragauge
    Is the tread worn evenly on both front tires?
     
  11. Jan 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM
    #11
    SKMP9

    SKMP9 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Member:
    #49400
    Messages:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    NE Ohio
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner V-6
    The tread is about the same left to right. I never smell any brake odor. The front end does have a little shimmy when you get up to 60 or so. I can be in the far right hand lane, and take my hand off the wheel, and it will pull over to the left, even over the center lane, which is slightly ramped up. I'll have to borrow our IR gun from work to check out the calipers. If I'm slowing down, and take my hands off the wheel, it's really pronounced pulling to the left. Sad thing is, I've had it back to the dealer 4 times for alignments, and it checks out fine every time.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:21 AM
    #12
    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Member:
    #30098
    Messages:
    1,449
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Uncle K
    TX
    Vehicle:
    2005 Dbl Cab LB 4x4 TRD
    Toytec CO's, IRONMAN rear leaf pack, All pro front bumper, Body Armor rear bumper, BA steps MB TKO's w/285/75/16 Terra Grapplers, Bakflip tonneau cover, autopage remote start alarm, Ultragauge
    Do you have any mods or lift? If you have pulling along with shakes then I would take it to a NON-Dealer alignment shop to have the alignment re-checked, along with rotate/balance of tires.
     
To Top