Q: 2011 Nissan Sentra pulled to left we took it in shop they replaced left front bearing and aligned it.. 5 days later it still pull

asked by on

2011 Nissan Sentra pulled to left we took it in shop they replaced left front bearing and aligned it.. 5 days later it still pulled. We took it back and they want to replace both struts and other front bearing. Are they telling truth?

My car has 66000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. A pull to the left can be caused by a few different things: tires and bent/broken suspension components, brake calipers sticking, and/or wheel bearings. I would have to have to know a few things like was the bearing that was replaced truly faulty, were there any bent/broken suspension components, and if so, why wasn’t this addressed during the repair?

Lastly, and most likely the cause of your pull to the left, was the tire pressure checked and set properly; were the front tires cross rotated to see if the pull changes direction? Cross rotating tires, after verifying proper tire inflation of all tires, can reveal what is called a "radial pull". This happens when a steel belt inside the rubber of the tire bends/shifts. If you cross rotate the front tires the pull should change direction and the tire that is pulling will need to be replaced as there is no repair for this. If the pull does not change then cross rotate the rear and move them to the front. In some rare instances I have seen a radial pull severe enough to cause a pull from the rear of the vehicle. YourMechanic has several technicians available to assist you with a vehicle pulling concern and tire rotation to determine the cause.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 2011 Nissan Sentra pulled to left we took it in shop they replaced left front bearing and aligned it.. 5 days later it still pull

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Car shaking when driving

Hello! There are a few reasons in which a car may experience shaking. However, the most common cases are caused by suspension faults such as bad axles, bent rims, or tire imbalance. I strongly suggest having the suspension inspected to...

Q: Car hesitate when driving

Hi there, The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. When this fails, this can cause an imbalanced air/fuel...

Q: When driving and going over 55 mph the car starts shaking like it is going to cut off.

Hi there! There are several reasons why your TL can act this way. First off, if this behavior is predominantly after the car has been sitting overnight or longer, it can be the result of "flat-spotting" - the low profile...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...