Car pulls to the side after tire rotation - AcuraZine Community

Go Back   AcuraZine Community > AcuraZine TL Community > Third Generation TL (2004-2008) > Problems & Fixes
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-30-2009, 8:08 AM   #1
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD
Age: 37
Posts: 299
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Points: 8,244, Level: 61
Points: 8,244, Level: 61 Points: 8,244, Level: 61 Points: 8,244, Level: 61
Activity: 0.8%
Activity: 0.8% Activity: 0.8% Activity: 0.8%
Car pulls to the side after tire rotation

I have 32K on original Michelin tires, the fronts worn on the sides, and rear had plenty of thread. After rotating the tires a couple of weekends ago (merely put fronts to back, and vice versa), my car started pulling to the side, and I am getting some sort of vibration from the right front. Is there an explanation for this?
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Acurazine!
__________________
------------------------------------------------------------------
2006 WDP/Ebony TL NAVI 6spd

former ride: 2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 5spd
Kostyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 8:09 AM   #2
CKOPOCTb
 
TeknoKing's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bklyn, NY
Age: 33
Posts: 10,100
Thanked 260 Times in 149 Posts
Points: 16,289, Level: 81
Points: 16,289, Level: 81 Points: 16,289, Level: 81 Points: 16,289, Level: 81
Activity: 10.6%
Activity: 10.6% Activity: 10.6% Activity: 10.6%
It could be just as simple as the wheel balance..maybe the weight flew off, or it could a bad rim. How is the tire itself?
TeknoKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 8:19 AM   #3
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD
Age: 37
Posts: 299
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Threadstarter
Points: 8,244, Level: 61
Points: 8,244, Level: 61 Points: 8,244, Level: 61 Points: 8,244, Level: 61
Activity: 0.8%
Activity: 0.8% Activity: 0.8% Activity: 0.8%
the tire is in perfect condition, with about 70% tread left- it was prev mounted in the rear

about six months ago, the dealer did a 3rd gear tranny fix, and tech had to do an alignment after taking out the tranny. The car did not pull to the side after that...How can rotating the tires for 1st time at 30k mi cause the car to start pulling to the side?
__________________
------------------------------------------------------------------
2006 WDP/Ebony TL NAVI 6spd

former ride: 2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 5spd
Kostyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 8:24 AM   #4
CKOPOCTb
 
TeknoKing's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Bklyn, NY
Age: 33
Posts: 10,100
Thanked 260 Times in 149 Posts
Points: 16,289, Level: 81
Points: 16,289, Level: 81 Points: 16,289, Level: 81 Points: 16,289, Level: 81
Activity: 10.6%
Activity: 10.6% Activity: 10.6% Activity: 10.6%
I have no clue, it really shouldn't pull at all.. is the wheel balance weight there? Is the rim sitting in properly? I know these are all common sense things, but you never know, we all make little mistakes. Just recheck.

I don't see how rotating tires can throw car off it's alignment.
TeknoKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 8:28 AM   #5
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD
Age: 37
Posts: 299
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Threadstarter
Points: 8,244, Level: 61
Points: 8,244, Level: 61 Points: 8,244, Level: 61 Points: 8,244, Level: 61
Activity: 0.8%
Activity: 0.8% Activity: 0.8% Activity: 0.8%
all weights are there...rim sitting mproperly otherwise it would not mount right....tire pressure is all equal.
__________________
------------------------------------------------------------------
2006 WDP/Ebony TL NAVI 6spd

former ride: 2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 5spd
Kostyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 9:59 AM   #6
NTMD8
 
Trader Rating: (1)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NYC
Age: 33
Posts: 680
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Points: 5,488, Level: 47
Points: 5,488, Level: 47 Points: 5,488, Level: 47 Points: 5,488, Level: 47
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
I had the same problem when i changed my rims on my TL, after reading a bit online. It is possible that this can be due to uneven tire wear as well, or manufacturer tire defect. After posting in the problems/fixes review and reading the resposnes there I decided to check tire rack as well.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=12
__________________

Los Locos kick your @$$.
Los Locos kick your face.
Los Locos kick your balls into outer space!
jimsta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 3:16 PM   #7
Registered Member
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD
Age: 37
Posts: 299
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Threadstarter
Points: 8,244, Level: 61
Points: 8,244, Level: 61 Points: 8,244, Level: 61 Points: 8,244, Level: 61
Activity: 0.8%
Activity: 0.8% Activity: 0.8% Activity: 0.8%
this is a great article, thanks for posting it here! This indeed will help me diagnose the cause.
__________________
------------------------------------------------------------------
2006 WDP/Ebony TL NAVI 6spd

former ride: 2000 Nissan Maxima GXE 5spd
Kostyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 7:35 PM   #8
Registered Member
 
gsr3gp's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: (0)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: houston,tx
Age: 27
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Points: 1,922, Level: 26
Points: 1,922, Level: 26 Points: 1,922, Level: 26 Points: 1,922, Level: 26
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
its most likely a tire pull, i have seen this happen many times after a tire rotation...just cross rotate the front tires and this usually straightens it out or just causes it to pull the opposite way
gsr3gp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2009, 7:35 PM
AcuraZine
Acura Integra




Paid Advertisement


 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
acura, balance, car, defect, kostyan, left, pull, pulling, pulls, right, rotating, rotation, slightly, tire, tires

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:07 AM.



Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Acurazine.com content, comments, or advertising. Acurazine.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Acurazine.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.
Passwords Backup