MonteCarlo 2000

Torque Steer


Specific to:

Buick Century 1997-2000

Buick Regal 1997-2000

Chevrolet Lumina 1997-2000

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1997-2000

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 1997

Oldsmobile Intrigue 1998-2000

Pontiac Grand Prix 1997-2000

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Fig. Torque steer is when the vehicle leads in one direction on acceleration and another direction during deceleration

A vehicle pulls or leads in one direction during hard acceleration. A vehicle pulls or leads in the other direction during deceleration. The following factors may cause torque steer to be more apparent on a particular vehicle:

A slightly smaller diameter tire on the right front increases a right torque lead. Inspect the front tires for differences in the brand, the construction or the size. If the tires appear to be similar, change the front tires from side-to-side and retest the vehicle. Tire and wheel assemblies have the most significant effect on torque steer correction.
A large difference in the right and left front tire pressure.
Left-to-right differences in the front view axle angle may cause significant steering pull in the vehicle. The pull will be to the side with the most downward sloping axle from the differential to the wheels. Axles (halfshafts) typically slope downward from the differential. The slope of the transaxle pan to level ground may be used as an indication of bias axle angles. The side with the higher transaxle pan has the most downward sloping axle angle.