Truck pulls to right

Discussion in 'Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanics Forum' started by EricS., Oct 28, 2020.

  1. EricS.

    EricS. Bobtail Member

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    2009 t800 kenworth.
    Steering pulls to the right , tires swapped air psi checked , no other steering issues.
    Thinking the camber is off ???
    King pin ?
    If its camber how to adjust?
    Thank you
     
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  3. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Camber is "non-adjustable" but some shops will cold bend the axle to tweak the camber.

    I'd look at everything suspension and steering related. Even the rear axle alignment can affect how well the truck handles in a straight line.
     
  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    so when you swapped the steer steers from right to left. did the truck start to pull to the left
     
  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Start with the basics first.....once you did work on the steers, you should have got an alignment
     
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    I had a 2018 Volvo that did the same. They did a complete thrust alignment and it still pulled. The POS shop manager said well that's all we can do. So one evening I got the might manager, a really smart guy, and he started looking. He finally said it's your tires. Took off the Bridgestones and put on Michelins and fixed it completely.
     
  7. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    If there’s nothing notable on the front end, then it’s the back end.
    If your rear axles aren’t square to the frame ( thrust angle) then the front has to steer to compensate.
     
  8. EricS.

    EricS. Bobtail Member

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    No
     
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  9. EricS.

    EricS. Bobtail Member

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    Been begging for one guess it's not in the budget.....
     
  10. EricS.

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    Yeah I was thinking that the camber was set but was not sure
     
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