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03 elantra pulls to the right when under power. Noticed this after daughter ran into a curb with right front wheel. New tires, new control arm bushings and just aligned,. No visual sign of problem. Was told there is some adjustment in the transmission needed?

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  • lainncaldwel May 01, 2010

    My daughter corrected me. The curb incident happened after all was done. So the problem is the car was pulling to the right while driving. I put new control arm bushings on and had it aligned. That fixed the alignment but it still pulls when under power and only when under power. If something was bent, I think it would be visible or would at least be noticeable all the time, not just when under power.

  • lainncaldwel May 01, 2010

    It had this problem before and after the alignment. It drives perfectly straight except when pressing the gas. Let up and it stopped pulling.

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    toneman2121 May 11, 2010

    i don't know of any adjustments to the transmission. you probably have to change the drive axle. or worse, something is bent.

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Most likely it's your rack and pinion. Common problem with the elantra xd. I would start by checking your mounting bushings and U clamp. That's what keeps your steering rack in place.

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Then it's the drive axle

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No adjustment is needed i would say have it aligned again or was it after the incident that you had it aligned?

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