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I have a 2004 chevy Avavlanche. When I bought it the vehicle pulled to the right. The dealership rotated the tires and said it was good. Since then I have replaced the rims and wheels. After three different allignments I still have a sloppy pull to the right. I bought a after market idler arm and pitman and I still have the same problem. Has any one else had front end discrepancies with chevy's of this year. ???

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Have you had it road force balanced?

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No this isn't a Chevy problem.The repairs were not made correctly.Never pay for work like this before you have made sure the repair made is correctly done.Once you leave and notice the problem still exists ,turn around and tell them it's not suitable.They know if it's not .The rims and wheels are not a issue (bad rims make the steering wheel wobble ).Take it to a frame repair because they can show you a bent frame and if it's not bent ,they will do the alignment.First give the last servicer the chance to correct what they have done if they are at fault. Don't worry ,this problem is easily fixed if you take it a frame repair center. Good Luck . Please Rate this !!! Thank You !

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