My truck pulls to the right whenever I take my foot off the gas pedal . What can cause this ?

MR_JOE13
0

Asked by MR_JOE13 Jan 20, 2013 at 05:50 PM about the 2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE Platinum 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

Jason Miller
245

You may want to check your brakes (right side front and rear). If it's fine w/ on the throttle (and fine while braking??) it's likely something (probably small) is stuck b/w the caliper and the disk/rotor. On the throttle, there is enough speed to overcome it, but while coasting it's making a difference and causing the right wheel (whichever one) to turn slower than the rear. If your Pathfinder has rear drum brakes it's most likely the front. For what it's worth, my '01 Frontier had the right front inner fender (rubber piece w/ plastic pushpins) come off and some got caught in the wheel/right front brake b/c it would pull to the right while coasting and on the throttle.

tenspeed
49,595

Check your tire air pressures. After a drive, touch each wheel to see if a brake is dragging. A hot wheel will point to the problem. It may also be a bad hub bearing.

Your Answer

Related Questions

  • IRREGUALR IDLE + SUDDEN ACCELERATION 5 answers

    92 PATHFINDER EXPERIENCING OCCASIONAL IRREGULAR IDLE AND A COUPLE TIMES, WHILE SLOWING TO A STOP, SUDDEN ACCELERATION WITHOUT TOUCHING THE PEDAL. ANY IDEAS?

    1992 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE 4WD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Truck Shuts off when headlights turned on. 1 answer

    When i turn my headlights on the truck shuts off. All electrical systems shut off. i have three volts at the battery main relay. If i wait 10-20 mins it comes back on. Already tested battery, looked a...

    2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Smell of gas 4 answers

    I started smelling a strong gas odor inside my car and noticed it seemed to be coming from the engin compartment so I replaced the vapor Canister and fuel filter but I havn't noticed any leaks, any su...

    1992 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 1996 pathfinder, what is the easiest way to determine if my timing belt broke 3 answers

    I replaced the timing belt, tensioner, water pump, valve cover gaskets, and so on just over 40k miles ago. while drive down the road at 40 mph there was slight jolt followed by a check engine light ...

    1996 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr LE 4WD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my truck getting to much gas 10 answers

    my 86 nissan d21 want start its getting fire and gas butt i think it getting to much gas cause it shotting gas out the top of carb

    1986 Nissan Pickup

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Nissan Pathfinder Questions

Nissan Pathfinder Experts

#1 jmcalafactor
jmcalafactor
Reputation 300
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 180
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 180
View All