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Old 04-26-2003, 08:51 PM
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Acceleration Pull

While under hard acceleration I get a slight pull to the left... let go of the throttle..... Slight pull to the right.

My guess it's the front / rear alignment, but suppose it could be some other suspension issue.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
Don

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Old 04-27-2003, 09:46 PM
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You have a bad front end component. I would say check the idler arm first. Then check out the entire front end: ball joints, control arm bushings, tie rod ends etc. You will find one of them is pretty bad causing the drifting on acceleration.
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Old 04-27-2003, 10:22 PM
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Thanks for the input.

In the last 2 weeks I have changed the idler arm bushings, right and left tie-rods and the drag link. The upper control arms look new, so I guess it is the lower ball joints, lower control arm bushings, guide rod / bushings or my steering gearbox (which makes a clack-click sound with small and rapid right to left movement of the steering wheel) all of which need replacement.

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Old 04-27-2003, 10:25 PM
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For what its worth....I was thinkin final drive, where gears need to be shimmed at differntial - or one axle might be played.

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