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Old 07-10-2018, 06:13 PM
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My 350z has just 39000 miles and is all stock with 17 inch wheels new tires and no accidents. The car pulls to the right and the faster I go the more it pulls. I had a alignment done and the shop told me they gave it as much adjustment as they could but it still pulls. Does anyone know if this is a known problem on the 350z and what to do to correct it. Thanks in advance.
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My 350z has just 39000 miles and is all stock with 17 inch wheels new tires and no accidents. The car pulls to the right and the faster I go the more it pulls. I had a alignment done and the shop told me they gave it as much adjustment as they could but it still pulls. Does anyone know if this is a known problem on the 350z and what to do to correct it. Thanks in advance.
Not a "known" problem per se (unless car was damaged)

Main causes for pull:

- Alignment off
- Tires unevenly worn or pressures off
- Brake drag (from wear or stickiness in caliper)
- Suspension/steering components worn

Suggest you baseline all of the above and if that doesn't cure it, take it to a shop who can do a full front end inspection/alignment.
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Try crossing the front tires and if it pulls the other way....there ya go......BAM! You may need to have the alignment reset to factory specs. Somewhat odd the shop said they "Gave it as much adjustment as they could" Any F/E man worth his salt is only going to set it to where it should be. You can't correct radial tire pull with caster adjustment. That would really just make it a bigger mess. In the olden daze, you weren't supposed to run radial tires backwards, but now it shouldn't matter.

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The front end guy said he turned the adjustment as far as could go and couldn't get it into specs.
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Well then clearly something is bent. I would venture a guess and say it was curb checked. Strut and/or lower control arm/frame. Find a new F/E man. If you run out of adjustment, something's bent or worn badly, and with 39k it probably isn't worn. He shouldn't have tried to adjust for a bent part. Just sayin'.
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The front end guy said he turned the adjustment as far as could go and couldn't get it into specs.
Sooo there's your answer
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Post the alignment sheet
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Sadly I didn't get one
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Something is very wrong here:
  • It is unusual for a shop to do an alignment and not provide a spec sheet.
  • If a shop cannot align the car (as they stated in your case), they should offer a solution.
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No accidents that you know about. If its all stock and no accidents with 39k miles no reason it would pull to the right.

Theirs not much up front to adjust other than the tie rods.
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