2012 nissan maxima pulling to right

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2012 nissan maxima pulling to right

Postby jessie757 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:29 pm

HELLO ALL NEED SOME HELP I HAVE A 2012 NISSAN MAXIMA PULLING TO THE RIGHT WHILE ACCLEERATING AND DEACCELERATION COMES BACK TO LEFT CHECKED BOTH INNER AND OUTER TIE RODS ARE NORMAL WHAT ELSE CAN IT BE THANKS!!! ALSO RECENTLY DID ALIGNMENT STILL NO GOOD


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Re: 2012 nissan maxima pulling to right

Postby Rogue One » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:37 pm

Welcome to NICO! Topic moved to correct forum

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Re: 2012 nissan maxima pulling to right

Postby jessie757 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:33 am

sorry thanks

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Re: 2012 nissan maxima pulling to right

Postby astaria » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:36 am

Here's a few things that can cause the car to pull when accelerating -like you mentioned. I cut and paste the information and video. Hope this helps. Video was recent: March 2018.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6ibIf8uesE

In this video I discuss & show a car which pulls right when accelerating and left when decelerating so when pressing the throttle there is a large shift to the right in the steering direction, after letting off it pulls heavily back to the left as the load shifts.

There are a good few items that could cause this problem, to diagnose your issue correctly you will need to lift the vehicle and check each wheel & under your vehicle, check the control arms, the wishbones, ball joints, inner tie rods rack ends, track rod end, wheel bearings, steering rack & any other attaching component depending on your vehicles design.

This will allow you to find the play and fix the problem.
In cases like this it is important to determine the type of vehicle pulling that is involved, whether it is an alignment pull, a brake problem pull, a tire / tyre pressure pull, or like in this car a component has free play causing the pull.

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Re: 2012 nissan maxima pulling to right

Postby amc49 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:22 pm

Likely lower control arm bushings or balljoint in combination. Changing the LCA gets them both.

And thank your alignment guy for being so incompetent, it is considered so to try to align a car that has whopping loose parts. They are supposed to check for loose first then refuse to do the align if looseness is found but no way in today's trump world, it's get the money and fixing the problem be d-mned. Just describing the issue like in the OP should have told him not to align it, that there were obvious issues to be taken care of first.

People, you NEVER align a car with loose parts, it often makes things worse. Not to mention all the money thrown away there.

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Re: 2012 nissan maxima pulling to right

Postby Sonialiliana621 » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:30 am

I Have the same problem with my 2012 nissan Maxima. Already Changed Tires,CV Axles, Lower Control Arms. Outer tie rods ends Motor Mounts An Did A couple of Alignments. And still causing the same problem. I am Already frustrated let me know if you solve the problem.

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Re: 2012 nissan maxima pulling to right

Postby VStar650CL » Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:59 am

Sonialiliana621 wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:30 am
I Have the same problem with my 2012 nissan Maxima. Already Changed Tires,CV Axles, Lower Control Arms. Outer tie rods ends Motor Mounts An Did A couple of Alignments. And still causing the same problem. I am Already frustrated let me know if you solve the problem.
If tie rod ends are causing this issue, it's usually the inners and not the outers, but it can also be something as simple as a loose rack bolt. All FWD cars have a tendency to pull with throttle, the phenomenon is called "torque steer". It's caused by one axle being longer than the other, allowing it to "wind up" more under load. The OEM's have two common solutions. One is to use a tubular axle on the long side and a solid axle on the short side; the tubular axle resists torsion more than the solid and winds up less, equalizing the drive forces. The other is what Nissan does, using equal-length axles and connecting the long side with a very stiff tubular half-shaft that's very resistant to torsion. Neither solution is perfect and there is always a tiny amount of normal torque steer in everything FWD, but anything loose "side-to-side" in the system will exaggerate the tendency. Your mechanic is simply missing something.


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