I seek the word of the wise on this. I have spent months aching trying to figure it out on my own but it now comes to the point where I ask for help.
I have 3k miles on my car and it pulls to the right. Alignment was done today and the car now pulls to the right harder, dealer says it goes straight.
The pull was more noticible after I put Continental DWS tires on my car. I have swapped the front two tires and the pull was less severe, obvious something was up with the tire.
It does not pull to the other direction as anticipated from a radial pull since I swapped FL tire to FR tire. It just pulls LESS severe than before.
My question is that can the rear on our cars develop steering issues if the bad tire is in the back? I have not swapped back right to back left yet because what I read is that only the front tires affect the steering.
-All four tires are 32PSI
-Swapping front tires (Left to right) only slightly decreases the pull to the right.
-Dealer alignment check shows everything is in spec.
-Tire company has instructed me to swap front left to front right and if it pulls to the left then it is a radial pull (I have already done that but it now just pulls LESS to the right).
-Why has the problem only become dramatic when I put the Continentals on the car at 1k miles.
-NO, no potholes or curbs have been struck. This car has been babied its 3k miles.
I am hoping someone else has had some experience in this topic that can shed some light. Could a bad tire cause a pull to the right no matter if it is on the right or left side? Can a bad rear tire cause a pull to the right, since we have AWD I didn't know if that could play into it.
at 45-60 mph I should be able to take my hand away from the wheel for a fraction of a second before the car wants to eat the curb. Even in the left lane it wants to pull to the right, it just takes a few seconds for it to "catch" then pull.
And I apologize if this is in the incorrect topic location