My car pulls right when i accelerate then left when i take my foot off the throttle?

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Assuming the car is front wheel drive, you probably have worn suspension and or steering parts along with a need for an alignment.

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However, thicker smoke is a big problem, and can be caused the engine burning coolant.This can be the result of a serious issue like a blown head gasket, a damaged cylinder head, or a cracked engine block – all of which are costly repairs.

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Why is my car chugging when I accelerate?

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Why does my car make noise when I accelerate?

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yes, you are causing it to run richer.

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Why does my car vibrate when I turn right?

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If your car pulls to one side when you release the wheel it could be one of a few different things. Most commonly this means it needs an alignment. There are three different alignment settings...toe, caster, and camber.Toe is the most easily adjustable and is the most often needed adjustment. It ...

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IAC-Idle air control... Have fun! Easy!check the computer box or a bad vaccum hoses.

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Why is thre noise when turning car left or right?

Sounds like you have a bad or both axles gone bad.

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When ordering car parts which side is left or right?

The right and left sides of a vehicle or the engine are determined facing forward from the rear of the car or as from the point of view of being seated inside the car, facing the front (from the driver's seat).

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sounds like a torque converter.

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Why does a car pull to the right after making a sharp left turn after you straighten it out when going down the road?

Possibilities are:Road crownLoose/broken front end part(s)Impropper alignment

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When turning sharply to left the car cut off?

Check the connections from the spark plugs, distributor cap, and alternator. Any one of these things being loose can cause such an issue. If necessary, change the distributor wires (one at a time... don't need to forget the firing order), distributor cap, and rotor, and re-gap your plugs, or repl...

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Why does my car shut off when I let off the gas?

The car will stall if the valve is too clogged or when it finally fails.If, while holding the accelerator pedal down, a small amount of pressure keeps the car running at a stop, the idle control valve may require attention.In most late model cars, this problem will usually trigger the Check Engin...

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