CAR STILL PULLS TO THE RIGHT

  • Tiny
  • burningfire
  • 1995 Volvo 940
  • 250,000 miles

I have had my 1995 Volvo 940 2.3 non- turbo station wagon aligned twice this week, had the tires rotated but the car still pulls to the right. What could be the problem? I have fairly new tires, they are all good, no belts are shifting on any of them, the mechanic has a state of the art alignment machine, but after aligning it twice it still pulls to the right.

Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 3:22 AM

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  • Tiny
  • rivermikerat
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What are the readings?
Positive camber on the right and negative on the left will cause it to pull to the right.
Toe readings are important. A tiny amount of toe in on the left and toe out on the right can cause it to pull.

Tire pressures set properly and evenly?

Possibly brake caliper on the right hanging up.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 3:25 AM
  • Tiny
  • burningfire
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Thanx, I'm going to check the caliper and the pressure, and see if that does the job. If not I'm going to another mecanic here in town, and if he fixes it, I'm sending the bill to the first place I took it to.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 6:53 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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That's a good idea. You might also check with your state's automotive repair bureau for complaints. Mentioning a complaint with the bureau to the first shop may help speed up them paying you back for the work the second shop does.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 10:19 PM
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  • burningfire
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I really appreciate you guys taking interest in me and my problem. Being disabled, I no longer drive, my wife does it all, so we are going to have to get all the miles we can from the Volvo. We are shooting for the million mile mark. Thanx

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Saturday, January 28th, 2012 AT 10:30 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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Our pleasure. Be sure to tell your fiends about us.

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Sunday, January 29th, 2012 AT 12:07 AM
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  • burningfire
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You can bet I will.

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Sunday, January 29th, 2012 AT 12:10 AM
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  • burningfire
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You might want to tell some of the folks you help that need parts, there is a site on the net called RockAuto. Com, they sell quality replacement parts for the fraction of what the other guys want, ie: I bought Monroe dampers for the hatch of my Volvo wagon for $ 11.28 each. Everyone else wanted $ 30.00 plus for the same part. Just passing it along

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Sunday, January 29th, 2012 AT 12:14 AM
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We do, especially for the expensive stuff. Thanks. : )

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Sunday, January 29th, 2012 AT 12:16 AM

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