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Old 02-10-2012, 03:29 AM
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Prelude pulls to the outside

So ever since I bought my prelude, its pulled to the outside of the lane. I've gotten it aligned twice, at two different shops, and each time, I've driven out of the shop, and the car immediately is pulling to the outside. Its a noticeable pull, I always have to keep my steering wheel cocked to the left a little bit, probably about 2 inches, to keep it in a straight line.

Does anybody have any idea why its doing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Prelude pulls to the outside

It's not something stupid, like the wheel itself isn't straight?
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Re: Prelude pulls to the outside

I'm fairly certain the wheel's on straight.
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Re: Prelude pulls to the outside

if you have taken it to specialist twice to aligned and they didn't say anything about the rims being bad, Then chances are your car has a busted cv axle. which is the part that connects to the hub assembly. take it to a mechanic to get them looked over. gotta warn you though they run 60-85 bucks depending on car make and model and whether the driver side or passenger side is bad.
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Re: Prelude pulls to the outside

Jus a guess but did the ppl who aligned your car get a chance to peep at your crossbar and see if the wheels are centered?
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Re: Prelude pulls to the outside

Did you tell the shop you got it aligned at?
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Re: Prelude pulls to the outside

^ I let the shop know that I was having the issues, and they told me that they aligned it straight.

and I remember when switching the suspension out, a comment being made that my CV axle was goin bad, so I think that may be the issue. thanks
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Re: Prelude pulls to the outside

The previous owner of my first prelude hit a curb hard and the passenger side wheel was.actually sitting a little further back then normal because of it. They twisted the control arm mounts and even after alignment it would still pull....that's why I sold and got a new one
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Re: Prelude pulls to the outside

Could be a dragging brake caliper as well. Is one wheel hot? Does the car straighten out when you step on the brakes?
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