Righ Pull Issue - Again
I know many of you are tired of this topic - sorry for bringing it up again.
My car was at the dealer four times now and it is still pulling to the right - I'm about giving up on this thing and think seriously about selling the car, this is how it bothers me.
I test drove 3 RT's - all of them went straight like an arrow. So it must be possible to get it fixed.
Who of you got it fixed and what did they do to fix it.
I had a mild right pull and had the cradle adjust done. What is left is so minimal as not to be worth them doing anything more (liklely they'll make it worse). Buld date 3/04
Re: Righ Pull Issue - Again
First, I for one can never be tired to listen to another person's frustration. The folks here lent me support during my transmission issue. I think someone said it best when he said we are here to support, advise, and be there for each other.
Originally Posted by brust60
That said, the problem can be fixed, but it sounds like not by your dealer. I went to two dealers to fix my problem, neither one could fix it. Heck one of them even argued with me about the type of oil to put in the RT. Anyway, my point is that not all dealers are up to par already on servicing the RT, especially when it comes to a mercedes benz component on the RT.
Go to another dealership, or continue to be patient. There is a post somewhere here that lists what was done, name and phone number of the dealer that did it. If your is like mine, it will require the replacement of some type of adjustment bolt!
So don't give up! It's not the car, it's the REPAIR shop!
My dealer sent me to an alignment shop that had the latest high tech alignment equipment I have ever seen. This shop had the DCM TSB on file. My RT pulled to the right severely, now it tracks straight on some Louisiana roads, and goes very straight in Arkansas, Mississippi, & Texas. Road crown is an issue that can't be fixed.
If you want, e-mail me and I'll forward the alignment shops name, phone number, and the technician that fixed mine. You could then relay this "fix" to your dealer.
CucomongredRT's right, we've got to pool our experieces and resources for the benefit of everyone. These are 1st year cars.
Mine had a slight right pull, which I ignored and denied until I started to see significant uneven tire wear on the fronts. I added it to a list of things fo rthe dealer to fix at the next oil change (9,000 miles), along with the following:
Weatherstripping coming off sunroof shade
C piliar trim coming off
Rattle and vibration FROM front dash and rear speakers
Sterring wheel switch bezels cracked
Passenger side airbag warning light on (again)
They had the car for four days, an in-house alignment did nothing, so they shipped it out to a specialist for the mentioned cradle adjustment.
When I picked up the car, all seems right, and they threw in the oil change at no charge. So far no pull.
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I am trying to decide if I just want to live with my slight right pull? Sell it, trade it or Lemon it? I don't like a car that you have to mind the steering so intensely.
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I had mine in for this issue 2 days ago and they adjusted the cradle and realigned it and all is well now, straight as an arrow, they did however try to tell me that my 20's were causing it and they wern't going to warranty it. After they found out that I work for one of the larger and more reputable shops in the area that they had dealt with before they finally believed me that the tires wern't an issue. Now all I have to do is to tell them exactly were to look on their scanner to reprogram the pcm for the tires. They tried to tell me that it wasn't possible so I called a friend of mine who is a tech at Dodge in San Diego and he told me exactly where to look and if they have any questions to call him. How is it that alot..not all..of the dealer techs don't know how to use their own software..never mind I know the answer to that one.
The cradle shift is an intergral part of successful resolution of the problem. Make DAMN sure the tech knows how to "shift" the drive-line cradle. Without this, you can't achieve a successful result. It's a combined cradle shift and revised alignment specs. E-mail me if you still have problems, the dealer approved alignment shop I have used knows how to do this.