Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southern California
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm having the same problem. tried everything.. replaced the driver's side outer tie-rod end per recommendation of alignment shop, changed all rotors, disks, pads, and shoes. The steering was off center but the shop says the specs are right in where they should be. Rotated tires.. still had the pull.
I did notice that the brakes were getting hot, like only the front brakes were doing the work. And, someone that looked at the front disks verifed that they appear to look scored. Now the smoking and brake burning smell is gone but it just doesn't feel right and I feel the brake pedal pulsating when I brake.
I think I found the problem with the pull on my particular rig. Two things: First, the Firestone guys say one of my rear leaf spring bushings is shot and it may be causing torque pull. Second, I have Air Lifts up front that I don't use but apparently the left one had about 30lbs in it and the right one was empty.. has a leak and won't hold pressure. I emptied the left one too and the steering wheel is nearly straight now ,and it tracks pretty decent. I think I need a wheel balance, that rear bushing, and a new alignment. Hope that works.
1996 Centurion C350 7.3L Powerstroke, Banks Transcommand, 3" SS Silver Line Down Pipe, front Air Lift bags, Local Remaned trans, Racer X Triple Billet TC, custom Racer X accumulator body, Rebuilt Turbo with Banks Wheel and 1.00 Turbine, Isspro boost, Pyro and Trans gauges, 3 Gauge Piller pod, Fumoto oil drain valve, Straight piped exhaust, DIESELSITE 203* Thermostat, Replaced PCM (true TDE1), Banks Stinger Plus Chip, EBPV delete, Kelly Safari TSRs 315/75 R16s, Reverse Shackle Kit with X-codes and B-codes.