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2005 dodge caravan

Van pulls to left had brakes redone and 2 wheel alignments but still pulls
to the left a little

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I have had some tires that have a radial pull.
swap the tires right to left and see if there is any difference.
you have done every thing else.
please let me know if this solves the problem
later paul

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