'98 Windstar pulls to the right

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Old 11-15-06, 06:32 AM
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'98 Windstar pulls to the right

I have a 1998 Ford Windstar. When I am driving and let off the gas - the vehicle pulls to the right? Any ideas? I know when it's windy that it'll get pulled around but this has been happening even on days when isn't windy. Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 11-15-06, 06:41 AM
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What are the tires like????? Have you had it checked for alignment????
 
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Old 11-15-06, 07:30 AM
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I haven't had a wheel alignment done in at least 3 yrs. but I don't drive this vehicle more than 5 to 10 times in a year. Besides wheel alignment, could there be anything else causing this to happen? Thank you.
 
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Old 11-15-06, 08:49 AM
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Id say no. I know I have a Freestar and have had its lineup worked on.
 
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one thing to check

Tire pressure a low one will cause a pull.Use a good guage.
 
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Did this pull to right just start suddenly? I didn't see anyone mention a possible brake problem. If a right front caliper is partially seized, and holding on, even slightly, could cause a pull to that side. When I suspect a sticky caliper, or even a sticky set of shoes on rear, I just drive for a few minutes, stopping normally, and then check the temperature by feel of the rims. If one of the front wheels feels somewhat hotter than the other, or one rear hotter than the other, then I concentrate my attention on that wheel. Check tires for abnormal wear pattern. Check that inflation is all the same. If tires look like uneven wear, try rotating tires to see if anything changes. Does it pull to right while driving normal, or only when you are off the accelerator?
 
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Alignment is unlikely, unless the van has been whacked, as Caster/Camber on the vehicle are really non-adjustable
I'd check the tire pressure Swap the RF and LF tires and see if it pulls the other way and check the brakes while the frt wheels are off.........
 
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This may sound weird but I have '98 Windstar and it pulled to one side. HAd it aligned it was not it. The front frame had shifted.
After it was reset it was fine. They used special pins to line up the frame with with the body.
 
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