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I have a 1998 ford expedition with 4wd and it pulls to the right. I had the tires rotated and the wheels aligned twice. The problem remains.

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  • flightscienc Nov 17, 2009

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    Bruce Bracey May 11, 2010

    Is the vehicle pulling while driving or when braking?

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If the vehicle pulls while driving there a couple of things you can check.
1) Inflate tires to manufacturers specification.
2) Raise the front end of the vehicle and compare the amount of rolling resistance between the left and right front tires. Your looking for higher resistance on the right side tire. If the right side seems to drag more than the left, check the brake calipers for proper floating as well as the wheel bearing for looseness or binding. Repeat the procedure for the rear wheels.
Good luck.

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You could be having uneven tires; front-brake dragging; broken or sagging springs. Have your front brakes checked.

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