Looking at your problem from a "purely" mechanical point of view, I have to believe it must be something in the rack and pinion itself. You have eliminated everything else. If you had, had the alignment done at "uncle Joes' backyard alignment shop", I would say to take it elsewhere, but you didn't. If, and I mean IF, the power assist in the rack and pinion was favoring on side it could cause your pulling problem. But, I have to admit, I have never heard of this before on an import or a domestic. If this theory is correct, at a high idle, vehicle in park, the steering wheel should almost try to move itself to the left. With the car standing still, is it easier to turn the steering wheel one way than it is the other? Also, $1300 is a little stiff for a solution that might not solve the problem. Let me know what you find.
Sunday, December 28th, 2008 AT 12:23 PM