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What causes tork steering when the accelerator is pressed the car pulls right.when the gas is let up it returns to normal.

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Front-wheel drive vehicles have that tendency by nature but it shouldn't be severe and can indicate worn steering or suspension parts. Alignment can be costly but while it is checked, problems of the kind you describe will come to light.

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Keep pulling when i press the gas


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Take it to an alignment garage and get the tracking/alignment sorted. Are the inner edges of the tires worn?

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Momentarily pulls left when accelerating (feels drifty/floaty like being pushed sideways by a strong breeze) then pulls right(same thing) when letting off accelerator. No play/slop in steering.


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You can do a quick test by holding the brake down firmly and in gear, press down on the gas. have someone watch (from the side of the car ONLY) and see if the engine shifts. Do in both drive and reverse.
Be very careful when doing this that the car does not get away from you and do not hold power for more than about fifteen seconds at a time or it can overheat the transmission. This only works in automatic trans cars... for stickshift ones you need to move the engine with a long pry bar.

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Torque converter question.


I am going to say no, but id a possibility here is how I believe it works the converter would be Free spinning and not locked up spinning at low rpm so the hydroloics pressure is at minimum the steering when would have nothing to do wit it. However Ford has changes all the time in 2002 They connected the Ac to run threw the transmission so the transmission computer disengages the AC pump when you hit the gas and drops it into passing gear by flooring the fuel pedal this drops out the ac and also the power steering pressure if your not tuning the wheel this cuts out the power steering pump pressure switch so killing compressor is to gain another 5 House power you more horse power it is conceivable there is a hidden circuit in the computer system to cause a tork converter malfunction of the computer but I don't thing there is, the reason they would kill the power steering and a/c would be to gain 5 horse power for both ac and power steering which would give you added tork when it drops it into passing gear if you floor it. However I think the guy is misinformed. even if the transmission ran the power steering system it would have a system in place to by pass the tork converter I hope this helps. If you need any more information feel free for my opinion on this. The tork converter only goes into lockup in certain conditions. your description does not fit tork converter lock up. You could damage your tork converter if you have the transmission in drive and the brakes on and revved up the engine to 2000 rpms for more than 20 seconds you could balloon the tork converter up and cause it to destroy the fins in the tork converter That is the only way to damage it unless it was low on transmission fluid or some totally strange problem. I Have worked on a dozen of these cars and newer and have worked with Ford for 18 years. so the only way to be sure would be to buy a subscription to www.alldatadyi.com and research the power train system and look at recalls or campaigns that might cover this. thanks for using fix-ya.

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