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Old 04-18-2017, 10:33 PM   #1
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I got a alignment on my AP1 today because the car slightly pulled to the right. The car still does the same thing and I'm not sure if its the same or worse.
From what I saw from the alignment sheet, everything looks fine, but if someone sees something off, please chime in. I'm taking it back to the shop tomorrow. All my tires are 32 psi on the dot when cold. I've tried driving on several surfaces and roads to make sure it wasn't the crown. Also my tires are fairly new with good tread.

Before:
Front Left Camber: -0.2
Front Left Caster: 6.1
Front Left Toe: 0.09
Front Right Camber: -0.7
Front Right Caster: 6.2
Front Right Toe: 0.00

Front Cross Camber: 0.4
Front Cross Caster: -0.1
Front Total Toe: 0.08

Rear Left Camber: -1.3
Rear Left Toe 0.25
Rear Right Camber: -2.0
Rear Right Toe: 0.29

Rear Cross Camber: 0.7
Rear Total Toe: 0.53
Thrust Angle: -0.02


After
Front Left Camber: -0.6
Front Left Caster: 6.1
Front Left Toe: 0.01
Front Right Camber: -0.6
Front Right Caster: 6.2
Front Right Toe: -0.01

Front Cross Camber: 0.0
Front Cross Caster: -0.1
Front Total Toe: 0.00

Rear Left Camber: -1.5
Rear Left Toe 0.24
Rear Right Camber: -1.4
Rear Right Toe: 0.24

Rear Cross Camber: 0.0
Rear Total Toe: 0.48
Thrust Angle: 0.00

Sorry if the formatting is hard to read. But on the sheet all the after specs were in green.
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You likely have a radial pull.

Switch the front wheels left to right. See if the car straightens out or pulls left.
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If the tire pressure is uneven it'll also pull to the less inflated side.
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All my tires are 32 psi on the dot
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how hard does it pull to the right? Don't forget that roads are crowned and can cause a pull to the right (or left if on the other side of the road). check it in a nice flat parking lot.
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Reading comprehension. Try it sometime!

"I've tried driving on several surfaces and roads to make sure it wasn't the crown. Also my tires are fairly new with good tread."

Billman has already weighed in. Everyone else is late to the party.
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Thanks for the inputs. I'm back at the shop and they put it on the alignment check machine and sure enough the front and rear cambers show leaning to the right side. This is interesting as the alignment sheet from the work performed yesterday shows everything within spec.

Is there anything I have to mention to the mechanic in order to get a good alignment? Or is all the information they need shown on the computer they use (such as adjustable casters)?

I'm at a firestone for what it's worth.
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I wouldn't expect Firestone to understand a radial pull.

Did you momentarily reverse the tires to take radial pull out of the equation?
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Diagnosing tire pull. <------- See this link, I ain't re-typing this.

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I had a bad upper control arm on my tsx cause a slight pull recently. I would think the alignment would have uncovered this but may be worth checking.
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