94 Caravan pulls HARD to left when stepping on gas
Driving on flat pavement , sometimes it feels like a flat tire - really wobbles. I'll make a series of right turns and the problem will go away for awhile. Bad cv or suspension problem? Van has 202,000 miles.
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Re: 94 Caravan pulls HARD to left when stepping on gas
IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THAT THE BALL JOINTS ARE VERY WORN WITH THE MILES YOU HAVE ON THE VAN.. THE REASON IT DRIVES STRIGHT WHEN YOU TURN RIGHT A FEW TIMES IS THAT IT LINES THE BALL JOINTS BACK UP, SOUNDS LIKE THE BALL JOINTS HAVE A LOT OF PLAY IN THEM, VERY,VERY DANGOUS.. KEITH..
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While what i understand your Mitsubishi outlander, 2003 AWD having problem with wheel alignment Or a wheel barring problem kind of . and if you SUB wobbles from behind it might be problem from driving shaft or shaft crosses. its better to visit a proper mechanic to solve this problem other wise you ll facing bigger problems from this ....
bettter take care & have a save drive ...
Have you checked the tires ? Sometimes a wobble can be a broken belt inside the tire tread. Or it could be something loose in the hub. You could also switch the front and rear tire to see if the wobble moves.
Jack up the front wheels and rotate them by hand. Look for any runout that may be cause by a bent wheel. Also feel the tread as you rotate the tire. It should be smooth and concentric. If there are any bulges in the tread the tire is seperated.
Grab the wheel at the top and bottom and push/pull. You should feel no play. If you do you woman have a bad wheel bearing.
In order to check ball joints and tie rods you will need to have the tire off the ground and the jack under the subframe or pinch weld. This will not work if the jack is under the control arm. Grab the tire at the 9 and 3 o'clock positions and push pull. If you feel any play you either hav
E worn ball joints or worn tie rod ends.
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On a dry dirt road put it in 4wd and drive slowley while turning back and forth very sharp, you will feel the wheels bind with each other. Then put it back in 2wd to feel the difference. You won't feel a huge difference on the dry dirt, but it will be there if the 4wd works. If you try this on dry pavement you will REALLY feel it and hear the tires straining with each other. It is not recommended that you make a habit of this on dry pavement because the binding is really hard on your drivetrain.
the car must have the the weight of car on it to check for bad wheel hub but then you can only guess if there bad but it would be a good idea to prabably change hub, if light is coming on on dry pavement..check all wire connections to the hub first to make sure nothing is has loose connections. also have them put tires on balancer to check balance but also while there spinning what the tire for flat spots in theme make sure the look most dont they just balance but tires can have flat spots in the tread and still balance out on machine. its one of two hub or tires my guess would be one of the tires has flat spot in it or under weight the hub is unstable . i hope this helps
How are the tires wearing, could you need an alignment? Is the anti sway bar broken? When I hear that you have a clunking noise while accelerating I want to blame your CV joints, are you sure they are fine?
It sounds like a possible bad front wheel bearing they will make like a humming or growling noise.The pull could be air pressure a little lower in the right front tire than the left front check the air in all tires and if pull is still there take the left front put it on the right front and put the right front tire on the left front.Sometimes tires get what they call radial pull and that will fix it or make it go the other way if it goes the other way either get new tires or put the back tires on the front of the vehicle and put the front tires on the back.