[V6-12v] Pulling to one side at speed

James Whitehouse jamescarstuff at aol.com
Mon Oct 10 12:48:42 EDT 2005

Hi Eric --

Sorry but that was a little confusing - are you saying that on your A6Q,
they put all the tyres on correctly but that it still pulls to the right at
speed? But that this didn't happen before the tyre change?

If so I would:

1. Make sure the tyre pressures are matched across both front tyres, and
both back tyres (and that the pressures are to spec.)
2. Check for a tyre fault (even if they're correctly fitted).
3. Get a 4 wheel alignment check.
4. Check for a brake binding on one side.
5. Check for a duff shock absorber.
6. Get the wheel camber checked.
7. After that consider more unlikely possibilities and perhaps take it to
your Audi dealer (possible fault with the 4wd?)

I'm not sure if all on the list will agree with those, or with the order,
but that's what I'd do...


> From: Eric Ragot <eragot at earthlink.net>
> Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 08:51:59 -0400
> To: v6-12v at audifans.com
> Subject: [V6-12v] Pulling to one side at speed
> Hey,
> My 96 A6Q Avant just keeps on spitting out new problems... I think I
> know why this time, but wanted to run it by you all.
> Somehow after a month of ownership, I didn't notice that one tire did
> not match the rest. Ugh, so off to Pepboys I went with my A6 and my 90.
> The 90 had a good set of tires on it that had even tread on all 4 tires.
> But, the 90 is 2wd and had about 10k on the tires.
> Well, down to Pep with one car, walk home, get the other (sometimes it
> really sucks when your driving friends aren't around and your wife
> doesn't drive) and drive back. Wait... done.
> They did put the tires on the A6 in the proper direction and everything
> is fine until I get above 50mph. Then the car pulls to the right quite
> strongly. Before the tire change, this did not happen. Any ideas? Insist
> on swapping passenger tires from front to read (retains directionality)
> and see if that eliminates it, or then insist on having the rear
> driver's tire placed on the passenger front?
> FWIW - Pep is still a bunch of _____, the 90 had the mismatched tires
> placed on the front of the car! Doh!
> Thanks,
> Eric
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