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hey guys here is another question you can help me with...On one of my 01 duallies the truck pulls to the right ( passenger side) going down the road. Could this be the track bar? How do I check it, and are they easy to rebuild?

Thanks for the help!
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I dont think it would be the track bar , Sounds more of a alignment problem . Could also be a bar tie rod or ball joint on that side of the truck :thumbsup:
 

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Or you have a sticky caliper on the pass side, pull the front wheels and see if the pads are smaller on the pass side. There really isn't a way to rebuild the track bars, you can do a Lukes link for about $75 or so, a stock replacement is about $245-285, or an after market one is about $290-350.
 

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Thanks for the info guys!!!

I'll jack it up today.. What about maybe the wheel bearings? Could that also be the problem?
 

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Thanks for the info guys!!!

I'll jack it up today.. What about maybe the wheel bearings? Could that also be the problem?
Wheel bearings usually give a pretty nasty grind when they're going bad. Plus they're pricey for these trucks. I'd put money on it being one of the things already mentioned.
 

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Thanxs guys!!
 

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If the tires are fairly new, you can also get whats called a radial pull. It develops from the tire being built a bit out of center and will cause a vehicle to pull one way or another. A way to determine that is to rotate steer tires, if it pulls the other way, its the tire. Not sure how much it happens on passenger tires, but it is a common occurrence on the heavy trucks.
 
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