Alignment issue

Asked by Feb 28, 2017 at 11:03 AM about the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So i just bought my first jetta and i made the mistake of not
taking it to get checked out by my mechanic. On my way yo
my new duty station me and the passenger noticed a slight
vibration not bad enough to worry about, turned out all 4
rims were damaged on the inside. Well replaced those got
new tires and the ride is super smooth now but when the
shop was doing the alignment the had to max it out to the
left to offset it pulling so hard to the right. Even with it set
up the way it is, which i doubt is good for the car, it still
pulls to the right. Any idea what might cause this? The guy
that did my alignment said it might be the tie rods what are
yalls thoughts?

3 Answers

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How did they do an alignment WITHOUT knowing if the tie rods are good? That's like one of the first things to be checked. If they're bad, you just wasted your money on the alignment. You should also ask your insurance provider (assuming you have one) if your car has been in any wrecks. (Carfax would also work, but why pay for one when your insurance can do it free). If it's been wrecked you may need more than just an alignment, or at least a 4 wheel alignment.

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I had a 4 wheel alignment done when they balanced the new rims and tires, im going to take it in to another shop to get a second opinion and see what they say. Ill also ask my insurance like you suggested yo see if the vehicle has any collision/damage history

21,105

Control Arm Ball Joints may be bad too.

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