Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! 
-
Latest | 0 Rplys
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Toyota > Tacoma
Reply Show Printable Version Show Printable Version | Email this Page Email this Page | Subscription Subscribe to this Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-16-2008, 07:44 PM   #1
winlo408
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2001 tacoma slight pull to right and left. any advice??

i have a 2001 tacoma, 4x2 pre-runner. early thing morning while driving around 60-65 mph i notice a slight pull to the left and right. The pull is very slight and once i correct it it'll be fine, then it will pull again couple seconds later. It happens very sudden, and it feels like a wandering motion, kind of hard to explain. Its not the feeling of losing control or anything but feels like you about to lose control for that one second. Kinda like if you got a flat tire. I know the brakes are low in the front because the sensor has been squealing for the past week (plan on changing after school on friday). can this be the problem? or something else? any advice would be great. thanks
winlo408 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 05:25 AM   #2
Flash75
AF - Advisor
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Asheboro, North Carolina
Posts: 787
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Re: 2001 tacoma slight pull to right and left. any advice??

Is the pull happening at a steady speed or is when you suddenly slow down or increase speed? Any unusual tire wear, front or rear? Check the rear spring u bolts for tightness and check the springs for a broken leaf. The brakes should be fixed but I don't think they are causing your problem.

Clifton
Flash75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 10:07 AM   #3
winlo408
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: 2001 tacoma slight pull to right and left. any advice??

its happening at a constant speed.
winlo408 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 03:55 PM   #4
winlo408
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: 2001 tacoma slight pull to right and left. any advice??

just checked the bolts and leaf springs and everything looked tight and in place. any other suggestions?
winlo408 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2008, 08:16 PM   #5
fordtrucksonly
AF Regular
 
fordtrucksonly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 456
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Re: 2001 tacoma slight pull to right and left. any advice??

Quote:
Originally Posted by winlo408
just checked the bolts and leaf springs and everything looked tight and in place. any other suggestions?

Hell, it could have just been the road..

But.. just in case
Check:

Tire pressure
Tire wear (crowning, cupping, etc...)
Bent or broken steering/ suspension parts

Oh and btw do you have oversized wheels or tires on it by chance?
__________________
"When Lightning Strikes the Heartbeat Stops!"
'91 Mustang LX 347 StRoKeD & BlOwN
'04 Ford F-250 6L PS FX4
'95 Ford F-150
Ford Racing Pride
General Motors who?
2004-2008 Ford Master Certified Technician
fordtrucksonly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2008, 08:20 PM   #6
cannotoutrunme
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: waycross, Georgia
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: 2001 tacoma slight pull to right and left. any advice??

Check those tie end rods for looseness slight ly bent mabe. had a old for that would pull like that fixed tie end rods ok.
cannotoutrunme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2008, 10:05 PM   #7
winlo408
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 48
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: 2001 tacoma slight pull to right and left. any advice??

i will check all this tomrrow with my buddy that works at a tire shop.
winlo408 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2008, 10:58 PM   #8
cannotoutrunme
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: waycross, Georgia
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: 2001 tacoma slight pull to right and left. any advice??

Quote:
Originally Posted by winlo408
i will check all this tomrrow with my buddy that works at a tire shop.
I hopeit will be itmy right was slighty bent.cheap to fix copared to other problems in front end. good luck
cannotoutrunme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 06:05 PM   #9
Kyle4130
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: chico, California
Posts: 79
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: 2001 tacoma slight pull to right and left. any advice??

Quote:
Originally Posted by winlo408
I know the brakes are low in the front because the sensor has been squealing for the past week (plan on changing after school on friday). can this be the problem? or something else? any advice would be great. thanks
sounds like you already know the problem. your alignment could be off a bit as well.
Kyle4130 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

POST REPLY TO THIS THREAD


Bookmarks
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Toyota > Tacoma

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 AM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
 
 
no new posts