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Default Nl 99 pulls to the right.

Hi guys

Have a 99 nl 3.5l. I hit clipped something offroad on the drivers front. Car is now pulling to the right

Have had wheels balanced and rotated and a wheel alignment done. All specs are in range. But it still pulls to the right.

Can't see anything bent. Any suggestions on what to look at next.

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If everything checks out then it is possible it could be a tyre,
especially as they have been rotated.

You could swap the front tyres / wheels from side to side and see if it improves or
makes it worse.
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One way out of left field, but run a tape measure on each side and measure the wheelbase ie the distance between the front and rear wheel centres. If you hit something really hard, it may have shunted the wheel back a few mm. This happened to a friend of mine in an EH Holden Ute. Unlikely, i know but simple enough to check.
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Hi Yvonne, I had a Gen 2 which pulled to the left. Replaced all wheels, tyres and had a wheel alignment and still pulled to the left. The Gen 2s have all 4 wheels aligned, and when I took it to a well renowned alignment centre (Hancock & Just, Adelaide), one that does trucks and 4wds as a specialty (so not a tyre shop that also does wheel alignments) the problem was sorted and ran straight as a die from that point on.

Is well worth the coin to go to a specialist centre with the Gen 2s.
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My NL Pajero pulled to the right, so I had a wheel alignment done by a local tyre service. It pulled the other way, so I took it back and they fiddled around but it still pulled. Eventually I went to a local mechanic who was recommended to me and he asked which way it was pulling, and set it up so that it barely pulled to the right on a flat surface. His reason for this was that most roads have camber and I found after that that the car tracked straight nearly everywhere. He did say that Pajeros were particularly fussy about alignment. To set the camber, wedges are either inserted or removed. It was an elaborate setup finally to get it right, so I recommend that you go to a specialist service centre.
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It probably severed a bushing in the suspension arm.

I recently fixed mine, I noticed it would pull to the left when the tire drives over the road gap or when the road has different levels like when there is new layer of asphalt over half of the road.

Found out my lower suspension arm front bushing was crushed inside and split half, but outside it looks ok.
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It probably severed a bushing in the suspension arm.

I recently fixed mine, I noticed it would pull to the left when the tire drives over the road gap or when the road has different levels like when there is new layer of asphalt over half of the road.

Found out my lower suspension arm front bushing was crushed inside and split half, but outside it looks ok.

This is a biggy.... bad suspension bushes can actually allow a lot of movement in the wheel -also bad tierods and balljoints and finally wheelbearings can have an effect --- most of these will have the steering wheel staying in the same position as the car wanders the road depending on what the surface is like
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