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Truck pulling to right

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by big bad john, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Jun 17, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    big bad john

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    My 2007 tacoma pulls to the right.I heard there was an alignment TSB for this,but I cant seem to find it.Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    You don't have a lift on it, do you?
     
  3. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    wat?
    the rear spring tsb comes w/ an alignment, but havent heard of a tsb just for an alignment
     
  4. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:12 PM
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    You Camber is off. Take it to an alignment shop.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    chris4x4

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    It could also be the Toe...Either way....It needs an alignment.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    what about when braking? mine kinda pulls to the right a bit when i slowly apply pressure on the brakes. its not all the time, but some times. is this too an alignment issue?
     
  7. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Could be the ground....If its uneven....Or tire pressure, or an alignment. Check the tires, then see if the ground is uneven when this is happening.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    if you weigh over 300 it could pull to the left:D...my boss along time ago had a single cab ranger and took it to the alignment shop several times..he said it pulls to the left but never thought that because he was over 350 pounds it would make the truck pull to the left that bad:D the tire shop never had the balls to tell him why it was pulling to the left:eek:
     
  9. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    ya know, I think your right about the ground. Because I distinctly remember on the way home tonight going down a hill, and it veered alittle when I tapped on the brakes. so im sure thats it. but im up for an alignment soon anyways. Good call Chris
     
  10. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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    nah man, im well under 300. im like 155 :cool:
     
  11. Jun 17, 2009 at 8:55 PM
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    :)
     
  12. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    its true the lanes are always at the angle of the storm drain box culvert..that way when it rains the road does not flood. so on the freeway its usually towards the drain. in the center of the k rails or on the right side of the freeway, depending on the freeway
     
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    yeah, on one highway around here, those drains are deeper in the asphault cause when they paved it they were lazy and decided to go over the original pavement and not take up the pavement around the drain holes, so now theres like 6" of pavement around the storm drain and it sinks into the ground. somehow I always manage to hit it too for some reason
     
  14. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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  15. Jun 17, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    Good basic read. It doesnt go into too much detail...For example: If the Toe is out on one tire, and not the other, that will cause a pulling condition. To what degree, depends on the amount its out. It can also cause pulling under brakeing.
     
  16. Jun 17, 2009 at 11:40 PM
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    I don't think you understand what Toe is? How can it be out only on one tire?:confused::confused:

    Toe is the relation between the 2 front tires.

    Here's how it can help with performance.
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=4
     
  17. Jun 18, 2009 at 5:35 AM
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    I understand what Toe is. One side can be out more than the other. Read through the links you are posting

    when the vehicle encounters a puddle that causes only one tire to lose some of its grip, the other tire's toe setting will push (excessive toe-in) or pull (excessive toe-out) the vehicle to the side. This may make the vehicle feel unsettled and very "nervous."

    This very thing can happen if the Toe on one side is far out of spec, while the other isnt. When the brakes are applied, this can exacerbate the pulling to one side, or the other. The Toe is adjusted independently on each side, and in most casses, is adjusted with the TR's.

    I understand that in many cases the Pulling to one side can be the Camber being out, but it also seems on our trucks it is mostly always the Toe setting....Im gonna try to show what I mean....When the tires look like this when viewed from above:
    \-----|

    If the Toe on one side is out, compared to the other side, it will pull.
     
  18. Jun 18, 2009 at 7:58 AM
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    you're joking right?
    What you are referring to is if one tire looses traction, with a high toe situation.
    but again I will state that YOU CANNOT HAVE ONE TIRE WITH HIGHER TOE! The little graphic you posted? The tire pointing outward ? Try and imagine if you were to turn the wheel to the right until both tires were pointing equally outwards! It is toe OUT!
    I think you need to reread the article.
     
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