Why don't you stop speculating and just change the damned tires, since
you said you were planning to anyway?
On Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at 07:41 , Michael R. Clements wrote:
> Checked pressure when cold, and then when warm. Same all around in both
> If it's a tire problem, it must be somewhere inside the tire, invisible
> inspection and not related to pressures.
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Sean Bradshaw
> Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 20:13
> To: Autocross
> Subject: Re: mystery: car pulls to the left ?!
> All your symptoms sound like tire pressure. According to Tire Rack you
> expect your tires to change in pressure by 1psi for every 10 degrees of
> internal temperature change. Then it wouldn't happen in the morning
> when the
> tire temps are even, and it would even out after driving for a bit and
> colder tires had a chance to warm up. When did you check the pressure?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael R. Clements" <email@example.com>
> To: "Autocross" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 12:23 PM
> Subject: mystery: car pulls to the left ?!
>> Hi all, seeking alignment advice.
>> Car pulls to the left when driving. Has never done this before, was
>> in the morning, parked for about 3 hours, was doing it when I started
>> up and drove away. Was not hit by anything, nor was it tampered with.
>> The pull happens only when cold. After about 5 miles of driving, the
>> left pull is greatly reduced as to be barely detectable -- but still
>> Tires are OK and pressures even all the way around -- no flats or slow
>> Nothing obviously loose or awry in alignment, but who knows for sure ??
>> If it were alignment, why would it go away after a few miles?
>> No vibrations or shakes; car is smooth at all speeds.
>> Maybe power steering pump? But fluid levels are OK, no leaks, and
>> steering seems to be working perfectly well.
>> Have an appt. with Custom Alignment on Friday to get the street tires
>> put back on and to check out the alignment.
>> Any ideas?
>> Michael R. Clements