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Car shakes violently when driving past 40mph and pulls to the left
This is something that can happen when tires and wheels are out of balance or the car needs to be aligned. This can also happen when the brake rotors are warped or when the wheel bearings are bad or in...
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Do i need a need a new gas cap/do i need an allignment?
Hello! Your question related to the gas cap suggests that you may have the incorrect gas cap installed on your car (if the original problem was in fact the gas cap). Unlike most vehicles in earlier years, these are...
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The car's back rear wheel is bent as if it were hit in the back, which it was. Is the control arm damaged?
If the control arm is bent, almost certainly the wheel will be bent first, not the other way around. If you jack up the rear, block the other wheels to be sure the car can't shift or roll, put the...
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If the RX450h I bought on 10/7 needs a new left front Axle, should I be ok with that repair? or use the Lemon Law?
Hi and thanks for your input on your vehicle. When you hear a thunk sound coming from the front of the vehicle, you need to determine if the sound occurs anytime or if the sound only occurs when braking and...
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Having problems when braking the vehicle the steering wheel pulls to the right
Hey there. If your vehicle pulls to one side when you apply the brakes, it typically means that you have a braking imbalance at one of the front wheels. This may be caused by a collapsed or faulty brake line...
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It make a loud noise when I am driving and act like it don't won't to pull
Hi there. We might need more information from you to accurately determine what's going wrong with your 2007 Cadillac SRX. However, if you're hearing a loud noise coming from the engine compartment and the engine feels sluggish, it could be...
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Car keeps stalling and there is a pulling feeling when driving
This is a common sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of a vehicle. The sensor is usually located on the butterfly spindle/shaft so that it...
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Transmission slipping and pulls left and right - 2006 Mercedes Benz CLS500
Hi there, thanks for writing in. There is an internal speed sensor on this transmission that has been problematic for Mercedes Benz. It is corrected when under warranty, and there are numerous cases where the MB dealer handled this as...
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Can warn tie rod ends cause the vehicle to pull to one side?
Thanks for writing in. If the pull is constant, then you may have worn suspension components like control arm bushings. You should have the entire front suspension checked for worn components. If you'd like, a YourMechanic certified technician can come...
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Car is pulling like it wants to keep moving when at a stop
Hello and thank you for your question. This is a symptom of the brakes not being applied correctly. Check the condition of the brakes for proper adjustment. Also, look at the rpm's of the vehicle and make sure that the...
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Just bought a used Forester that started rattling when I'm not accelerating and the wheel is straight. Any ideas on what it could be?
Hey there. The most common source of rattles on Subaru's are the exhaust heat shields. They can rattle under all sorts of random circumstances. Whenever you turn, accelerate, let off the gas or brake, the motor experiences torque that is...
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My car is a pologti. It's having low pulling in a direction mostly running in flat road. How can I make it okay?
Hi there. Check the tires on the vehicle and see what their conditions are. If the tires are feathered or scrubbed on the inside or outside, then your vehicle has an alignment issue. If your tires are worn, I recommend...
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What does it mean when you hit your brakes your car tried to sway
Swaying, or pulling, as you describe it means that braking forces from left to right are unequal and/or there are faults in the vehicle suspension. Brake force can be unequal from side to side due to worn or warped rotors,...
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My car pulls when braking.
A pull when braking may be due to a worn suspension component like worn out bushings on your control arms or loose or broken ball joints. The best way to fix the problem is to have an inspection done so...
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What is causing the steering wheel vibration?
Anytime you have a vibration in the steering or the steering pulls, the first thing I would recommend doing is to check all the tire pressures, then balance and rotate the tires from front to rear and road test it...
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After Monroe struts installed and multiple alignments, vehicle pulls.
Hi there. When it comes to alignments, check the Caster and Camber to your vehicle. These two angles are pulling angles. Keep in mind, most shops will set the Caster to allow the vehicle to drift to the left to...
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My car shakes and the wheel pulls to the right in a jerking motion
The pull, or jerking, at low speed could be due to an internal belt separation in the tread of a tire(s) which defect might not be externally visible. In a circumstance such as this, with the symptoms you are describing,...
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Front end pulls to the right when braking.
You can use an infrared thermometer to measure rotor temperature from side to side and that might give an indication that a caliper is perhaps not retracting. Calipers should be discarded based on mileage and/or years in service. A prudent...
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Steering wheels move to the right when applied the brake.
Causes of brake pull include worn or warped rotors, a stuck caliper, a collapsed brake hose, worn suspension parts and uneven tire inflation. Vibration on braking is typically due to excessive thickness variation in the brake rotor, pad defects, or...
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Car pulls to the right after replacing the driver side rear tire.
Logically, if the car started pulling immediately AFTER you put a new tire on the rear, it would seem unlikely that the pulling is due to an alignment issue. Uneven tire inflation will cause pulling so do check to make...

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