1991 explorer sport alignment issues

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  1. 91sportx

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    A couple years back my explorer was hit in the right front directly on the tire at a relatively low speed. There was no damage to the body but the rim was bent and the tire was popped. We got that fixed and got a alignment but it seems to pull to the right now no matter what. It has been aligned multiple times since then. Any ideas on what is causing this.

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    Have you had the brakes services since then? Possibly a seized caliper. I'm sure the people doing the alignment would have found anything else that's messed up.


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    No I'm about to buy new rotors and pads. They are warped but i have had the calipers off a couple of times since the accident.

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    The rear axle may have moved during the collision.

    Different shops call the alignment of the rear axle
    by different names:

    Thrust angle reference
    rear wheel alignment
    4 wheel alignment

    Anyhow was this checked during the multiple alignment checks?
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    If the piston on the caliper doesn't return when it's clamped, that would be your simplest problem. Otherwise I think Joe is on the right track with his suggestion.

    Is it actually pulling? Or is it drifting like the wheels are turned when your steering wheel is straight? Like its just out of adjustment?


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    Like it's just out of adjustment. But we have had it aligned before. Not sure about the rear axle as I wasn't the owner of the car yet, but my step mom was. You would think they would after it being in a collision.

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    Maybe you can find some documentation of the previous alignments stating exactly what was checked.
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