Pulls to the left when i step on the gas - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-09-2010
dangelj316's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 813
Pulls to the left when i step on the gas

When i step on the gas, my truck pulls to the left. When i let off the gas the truck pulls to the right. It is pretty violent when i'm traveling at high speeds. Any ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-09-2010
Masteratarms93's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Goose Creek SC
Posts: 4,685
alignment? unbalanced tires? posi engaging on launch?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-09-2010
dangelj316's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 813
I just got an alignment, but the posi maybe. . . ??
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-09-2010
littlered's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lewistown, Mo
Posts: 1,542
I think i was having problems with this a year or so ago when i was daily driving my truck again but i dont drive it enough now to notice. this is the only reply I got. But i think i found out i had a bad balljoint sometime after that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nicholoff View Post
alignment, the road, wind, tires, bad tie rods, bad shocks or springs, to much weight on either side of the truck. its called torque steer. check your tire pressure and ur front suspension.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-09-2010
dangelj316's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 813
I'll have to check that. . .
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-10-2010
My91Ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Roseville, Michigan
Posts: 2,252
I would be looking for a sticking brake
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-10-2010
littlered's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lewistown, Mo
Posts: 1,542
That could be it also my front brakes have a slight drag on them not sure why but if im on a slight slope the truck wont roll and if i have it jacked up the tires dont spin freely if you spin them they slow down really fast. but im not sure if i still have the problem of it turning when driving
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-10-2010
PAShooter's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Altoona, PA
Posts: 908
I thought you could only get torque steer with fwd? Or thats what I've been told...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-10-2010
Bird76Mojo's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Central, IL.
Posts: 1,264
My 89 Ranger did something similar once and I ended up noticing that I'd broken the front end off of a leaf spring. After it broke it wedged itself into the front spring hanger. The axle was moved forward by this, about 2-3 inches. It drove straight, but if you got on it it'd pull one way.



GB :)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-10-2010
dangelj316's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 813
Allot of good ideas. I'll have to check them out. I'm thinking it might be my brakes. As they are very sensative already. . . .
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-11-2010
jeffboulard's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: ontario
Posts: 53
This is my first post on this forum but i hope it helps. I had the same problem. Very bad at highway speeds. I am a mechanic. I checked everything. Brakes ball joints, tires, alignment, It took me a while to get to the bottom of this. What i eventually found was my leaf springs. Nothing was broken. But they were weak and my axle was shifting. I bought a set from an auto wrecker that had 20,000 km's added an aal. and the problem was gone. I noticed i still had a decent amount of axle wrap. so i built my self some trac bars. My rear axle doesn't move at all anymore. My truck is more stable then it ever was. If it had anything to do with your brakes it would not change when you step on the gas only under braking. Mine leafs were so bad that when i dumped the clutch from a dead stop the passenger rear tire would hit the fender. 3" away.....
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-11-2010
dangelj316's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 813
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffboulard View Post
This is my first post on this forum but i hope it helps. I had the same problem. Very bad at highway speeds. I am a mechanic. I checked everything. Brakes ball joints, tires, alignment, It took me a while to get to the bottom of this. What i eventually found was my leaf springs. Nothing was broken. But they were weak and my axle was shifting. I bought a set from an auto wrecker that had 20,000 km's added an aal. and the problem was gone. I noticed i still had a decent amount of axle wrap. so i built my self some trac bars. My rear axle doesn't move at all anymore. My truck is more stable then it ever was. If it had anything to do with your brakes it would not change when you step on the gas only under braking. Mine leafs were so bad that when i dumped the clutch from a dead stop the passenger rear tire would hit the fender. 3" away.....
Wow, i'll have to check this one out.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-11-2010
Bird76Mojo's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Central, IL.
Posts: 1,264
I REALLY don't understand how a worn out leaf spring could allow forward or rearward axle movement of 3"... No frickin way.



GB :)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-11-2010
01_ranger_4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bird76Mojo View Post
I REALLY don't understand how a worn out leaf spring could allow forward or rearward axle movement of 3"... No frickin way.



GB :)
its absolutely possible, its called axle wrap and its not uncommon.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-11-2010
dangelj316's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Yuma, AZ
Posts: 813
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bird76Mojo View Post
I REALLY don't understand how a worn out leaf spring could allow forward or rearward axle movement of 3"... No frickin way.



GB :)
You know, i'm not sure if it's true. . . . but it's something major. It is so bad that it throws my truck sideways. But if i feather the throttle, or feather me letting off of the throttle then i'm more in control.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-11-2010
Bird76Mojo's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Central, IL.
Posts: 1,264
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 View Post
its absolutely possible, its called axle wrap and its not uncommon.
I know precisely what axle wrap is. I've seen it happen right in front of me on several vehicles during burnouts, etc.. But not one of them had an axle move 3 inches forward or backward. The front spring hangar and the axle being located onto the springs by a pin wouldn't allow the axle to physically move 3 inches fore or aft.

Sure, it might hop or bounce (break u-joints) with axle wrap but I just can't see one moving that far. No way. During axle wrap the axle turns ON ITS OWN AXIS.


GB :)

Last edited by Bird76Mojo; 12-11-2010 at 08:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-26-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Va
Posts: 9
Wheel hun?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-26-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Va
Posts: 9
Sorry for mispost. Wheel Hub?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-27-2010
jeffboulard's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: ontario
Posts: 53
Believe what you want. I am telling you this as a fact. The wheel knocked my flair off and bent the lip behind it. As the axle twists it moves forward. a small amount of wrap and you will not notice it move forward. dump the clutch in a manual and get some one to watch how far the axle moves forward. My case was extreme because of the abuse i have put the springs through. It is not a lie it is fact.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-27-2010
99offroadrngr's Avatar
TOYOTA
iTrader: (37)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 11,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bosco00 View Post
Sorry for mispost. Wheel Hub?
theres an edit button lol
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brakes issue: pulls to the left Lord Of War General Technical & Electrical 2 06-05-2011 07:00 AM
Truck pulls left after 4 new wheels & alignment blazing badger Suspension Tech 10 10-16-2010 08:55 AM
New fun... no left blinkers, no left tail, no dome lights, and no 4wd... what now? rngprerunner General Technical & Electrical 19 06-04-2009 09:56 PM
attn: 4wd guys, trucks pulls L/R in 4wd? 01xltranger4x4 Drivetrain Tech 27 06-06-2007 09:13 PM
truck pulls to right under heavy braking...alignment? Bhavesh General Ford Ranger Discussion 9 10-20-2006 11:23 PM


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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:54 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.