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Old 10-31-2014, 01:50 AM
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alignment problem

when I bought my 5th gen sh about 4 months ago I immediately had new tires installed and an alignment done. as I drove the car more and more I noticed it pulls slightly to the right. later on I replaced the steering rack boot and had another alignment done (I thought this might have fixed the issue) but it still pulls to the right! It is slight but very annoying.
My toe is almost perfectly even and in spec at: 0.03 for the left and 0.00 for the right.(front)
camber is even on all corners
however the caster is in spec but very uneven, the guy at the shop said he wasnt able to adjust this.
the caster is 4.9 degrees for the front left and 4.3 for the right. could this cause the car to pull a little? could the frame be bent? how can caster be adjusted on an SH?

Ive already checked tire pressure and made sure the brakes arent grabbing.
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Re: alignment problem

Roads have slopes to drain water.
Your car will pull to the right slightly. If you are in a left curve where water drains left and it pulls right, yeah you have an issue.

Caster on the SH is out from the factory. It don't hurt anything. It shortens or lengthens (I forget) the wheel base slightly. You can adjust it but you don't need to. I read how to when I first got my alignment results like yours. But it didn't seem like the Honda engineers woulda sent it of the factory out like that if it mattered.
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interesting. but thank you
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Re: alignment problem

Same issue, new tires, multiple alignments and still pull slightly to right.
I just live with it, tires do not wear unevenly, one of just a couple of Prelude annoyances, not a bad ride with few complaints
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^^ my last alignment.
Car pulls right ever so slightly. Note the "steer ahead" is ever-so-slightly right.
If it bugs you that bad put 1 or 2 more pounds of air in the right tire than the left.
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