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Torque steering This Maxima has just developed torque steering. Nothing was changed. No new tires. No parts replaced or repaired. It just started veering to the left on acceleration.

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Check your tire pressure first, may want to check tire tread, check your rack bushings( this is the most likly cause)

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Could be a brake pad/caliper locking up on your left wheel. That'll make that wheel turn slower resulting in the veering left.

Could also be a wheel bearing. However usually you'll hear a grinding noise to go along with that. And it'll pull rather consistently in that direction rather than suddenly.

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do the tires were right it could be out of alinment or only 1 front tire is pulling it could be in the trans

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