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Old 22 Feb 2004, 06:45 am
Mario Bucci
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Default PULL TO THE LEFT AT START-UP

I have a 2001 Accord. If I am stopped at a traffic signal, when I start
accelerating, the car pulls slightly left after about 1 - 2 seconds. At no
other time does the car pull in any direction. If I have my hand on the
wheel, I can prevent the pull to the left with little effort.

Why is this?


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Old 22 Feb 2004, 08:12 am
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Default Re: PULL TO THE LEFT AT START-UP

Check the lower a frame bushings and also the tie rod ends for play...

"Mario Bucci" <mbucci@ca.inter.net> wrote in message
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> I have a 2001 Accord. If I am stopped at a traffic signal, when I start
> accelerating, the car pulls slightly left after about 1 - 2 seconds. At

no
> other time does the car pull in any direction. If I have my hand on the
> wheel, I can prevent the pull to the left with little effort.
>
> Why is this?
>
>



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Old 22 Feb 2004, 10:11 am
'Curly Q. Links'
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Mario Bucci wrote:
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> I have a 2001 Accord. If I am stopped at a traffic signal, when I start
> accelerating, the car pulls slightly left after about 1 - 2 seconds. At no
> other time does the car pull in any direction. If I have my hand on the
> wheel, I can prevent the pull to the left with little effort.
>
> Why is this?

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Torque-steer is normal for all front-wheel driven vehicles. Some are a
lot worse. It has to do with the driven wheels wanting to turn to the
left or right (under load) because they are not bolted down the way
rear-wheels are. (rear wheels torque steer, but you don't feel it the
same way)

Making the front drive shafts longer on one side and shorter on the
other helps a lot, but it's probably optimized for 'average' drivers,
and can't be completely eliminated. Tire wear and grip style can
complicate it, as well as worn parts / bad alignment.

'Curly'

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