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Old 06-20-2011, 06:09 PM
Annac2009 Annac2009 is offline
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Default I can't align my truck!!!! Please help!

When I got my truck it had an extreme camber angle, which we finally fixed using a camber nut from an f150... but now I cant align it at all, Ive taken it to two shops in town who both claimed to align it and it still pulls right, i replaced the bearing and the ball joints, Could it be my shocks? they need to be replaced and I believe it may lead to one side...
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:13 PM
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Default Re: I can't align my truck!!!! Please help!

Just a thought but it might not be the alignment causing it to pull, it could be a brake caliper hanging up.
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: I can't align my truck!!!! Please help!

the leaning to one side would be cause of springs wearing out. shocks have nothign to do with ride height all they do is exactly what they say absorb shock from the road so you dont feel it in the cab as bad. have you checked therest of the steering components (idler arm, connecting rod, tie rod ends)

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could aslo be the tires themselves causing the pull
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: I can't align my truck!!!! Please help!

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the leaning to one side would be cause of springs wearing out. shocks have nothign to do with ride height all they do is exactly what they say absorb shock from the road so you dont feel it in the cab as bad. have you checked therest of the steering components (idler arm, connecting rod, tie rod ends)

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could aslo be the tires themselves causing the pull
Exactly,
ires can have a big part in pull along with brakes. If you've aligned is to spec on an alignment rack and still pulls, you got an issue somewhere else. Check the tire wear, brakes or steering components.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: I can't align my truck!!!! Please help!

By steering compoments are we just talking about just in the front end or all the way up to the steering wheel.. I do have a weird thing where sometimes it wants to go straight.. I replaced the tires so I know the wear is right (they are brand new)
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Old 06-22-2011, 03:48 PM
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Default Re: I can't align my truck!!!! Please help!

years back i bought a used 1994 ranger xlt 4 cyl supercab and it had same issue as u described. multiple alignments and nothing. 2 years later i got into a head on collision and bodyshop straightened frame and all was good straight as an arrow and no pulls. did u got the ranger used?? has it ever been in an accident on which maybe the frame got tweaked/bent??
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:53 AM
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Default Re: I can't align my truck!!!! Please help!

actually it turned out to be the shocks... one of them is bent and two off the other ones are bad.. I took them off and the springs straighted out. Which is nice since I can't replace just the springs. as for ever being in an accident, I don't know I only bought it a couple months ago, but i do have a feeling that someone at some point raged it til the broke it and then did a ghetto fix.
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