# Why do you lean to the left when the car is turning right?

Cars & Vehicles
Physics

You lean to the right as your car turns left because of the momentum. While you are driving in a straight line the car and you have forward momentum as the car turns to the left its changing the trajectory of its momentum but since you are not really part of the car you keep following the forward momentum that you had to begin with. So it appears as if you are leaning right but in reality you are just continuing the original forward momentum but due to the cars seat belt you are being pulled by the car and still moving forward giving you the feeling that you are leaning to the right. As you break down the physics further you really are the tangent acceleration along the turning radius of the car. It all makes much more sense when you understand the fundamentals of calculus.

## Why do you lean to the left in a car when the car turns to the right?

On the free upper part, there is centrifugal force which is caused by the inertia of the free upper part of your body tending to continue in a straight line as the car makes a turn to the right.Thus, the upper part of your body tends to lean left as the car turns right.

## Why do you got to the right when a car takes a sharp left turn?

inertia-when moving in a forward motion your body tries to continue in the same direction even when the car is turning

## Why do you move to the right when a car turns left?

If the car turns right, your body tries to stay where it was, which is on the left.Same reason when the car accelerates forwards, you are pushed back into your seat.The source of the centripetal force that forces you to go around the turn is the friction between your seat and your thighs.

## Why will Car stall when turning left or right?

This is a symptom of a few problems. Most likely is a fuel issue. What type of car and how consistent is the stall?

## When turning left and an opposing car is turning right who has the right of way?

Car turning right has the right away. Car turning from left has to yield the right away to cars coming strait or turning right this is the law in all 50 states

## Why your car leaning to left side?

Either your tires on that side are flat, or there's something wrong with the suspension. Springs break sometimes, and would be a fairly inexpensive fix.

## When you turn to the right your car vibrates why?

It can be a problem with the left front tire. You may also have a left front wheel bearing going bad. Or it can be a suspension problem. Have everything inspected by a professional mechanic.

## Why do car wheels screech when making hard right or left turns?

You are probably traveling to fast when making a hard turn.Have a routine servicing done. They will tell you if they see a real problem.

## Why is your car jerk to the right in a left turn?

Because the momentum of your car is going straight and when you go left your car tries to stay in that straight direction.

## Does Left Turn Yield to Right Turn?

Unless you have a green arrow, you must always yield to oncoming traffic that is proceeding on a green light.The same applies to an uncontrolled intersection; anyone turning left must yield right of way to oncoming traffic and wait for the way to be clear before making a turn.

## What would cause your car to make a grinding noise when you turn right and left?

If you're talking about from the wheels, higher or lower in pitch with speed, it's one or both front wheel bearings. If you're talking about from the engine compartment, it's the power steering pump.

## What is the problem on a vehicle when it is hard to turn right or left?

If you have power steering, the fluid can be low. the belt driving the pump can be loose, the pump itself can be bad, if front wheel drive, the steering rack can be bad. I would check the fluid and belt tension first.

## What is causing the noise you hear when you turn right left and slowing down?

Type of noise - scraping, clicking?Type of vehicle?it's neither scraping or clicking it's kind of like a humming soundvehicle is 99 le Sabre

## When making a left turn at an intersection you must give the right of way to?

LEFT TURN TRAFFIC RULES Left turns shall yield to oncoming traffic.The driver reaching the intersection first has the right-of-way unless turning left.When two vehicles reach the intersection simultaneously, the one on the right has the right-of-way.

## What might cause rubbing on the left side of the car when you turn right?

When you turn right the weight of the vehicle shifts to the left, which could cause rubbing of several things on the left side.

## When turning left at an intersection you do not need to yield the right of way if you have a?

If you have any concern, wait for traffic to pass before you turn left.At intersections not controlled by signs or signals, or where two or more drivers stop at STOP signs at the same time and they are at right angles, the driver on the left must yield the right-of-way to the driver on the right.

## What is the grinding noise from your 2003 vw jetta when you turn the steering wheel It is a louder sound when you turn left than right and sometimes tries to refuse to turn left?

Sounds like a bad wheel bearing and or a bad half shaft CV joint. Have it checked out immediately, you don't want to lose your steering while driving down the road!

## Can you pass on the right side. when someone is turning left.?

Yes, as long as no tires leave the roadway ... in other words, if your tires will touch dirt when passing on the right, then it is illegal and could warrant the issuance of a ticket.

## Why does your car shake when turning left but not right?

check to see if your wheel is rubbing up against something

## Why is my transmission leaning towards the left?

The year, make and model info would help but it could be because the motor mounts are broken.Faulty mounts or mounting hardware, most likely.

## Why does your car jerk when you turn left?

It jerks because the gas tank is on the left side. When the tank isn't tightly screwed on it may hit the inside parts of the car causing it to jerk.

## What makes your car turn left to right?

The front wheels being moved by the steering wheels rotation.The direction that the wheels are pointing denote the direction that the car is travelling.

## What do you check if your 1980 Chevy stalls when turning left or right?

The engine is idleing up its RPM to compensate for the added load of the powersteering pump kicking in when you turn. If it doesnt idle up, it will die, no mater which way you turn the wheels. Check the vacuum lines and powersteering lines, EGR lines, IAC lines, and intake hoses. Make sure nothin...

## Why does your car pop when you turn left?

very possible a bad cv joint .

## Why do you hear a plastic rubbing noise when you turn left and only left?

The inner fender is plastic and obviously has come loose. Take off the tire and put a screw to hold it into it's place.

## What causes frt corners to rise on car when turning steering left or right?

Because you drove up the left or right sidewalk.

## Why does your car's steering wheel turn to the right when you are driving?

If you mean Pulls to the right, then this can be caused by an under inflated tire, front end out of alignment, or incorrect tire size/wheel on the right front. Check the air pressure in all tires and adjust to specs as outlined on the drivers door post or owners manual. Check to make sure all tir...

## Why does your car squeal when you turn right?

It is the power steering pump working hard and making the belt slip, try not holding the steering wheel all the way till it stops or backing off a little when it is turned as far as it can go.

## What component allows the left and right wheels to turn at different speeds when cornering?

The "Spider" gears located inside the differential.

## Why does your car vibrate when you turn right?

My guess would be a bad wheel bearing up front.

## Whats wrong when driving down the highway taking a gradual left turn and your car shakes very badly but it doesn't do it when you turn right?

i would first check wheel bearings on front wheels There are quite a few possibilities; worn wheel bearing (that depends on the type of wheel bearing), loose wheel studs, tire balance, CV joint. Whatever it is, you should probably take care of it soon.

## How do planes turn left and right on the ground?

When you turn the tiller, the wheels directly under the nose of the aircraft are turned, and the rest of the plane follows suit.It works in conjunction with differential braking by adding thrust to the engine on the side opposite the 'braked' wheel.This helps to turn the plane more smoothly.

## Why is there a grinding noise when you turn right?

Tie-Rod End may be going out.I'm thinking front wheel bearing.

## 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

## Why would car shake when turning right?

bad cv axle joint or tire out of balance could be a lot of things have your auto shop check it out

## Popping noise when turning left or right in hyundaii tiburon?

Front cv joints most likely

## When you turn right or left my 97 taurus the engine jerk?

the most likely culprit would be engine and possibly transmission mounts have went bad and allow the engine and transmission to move more than they should.

## Why does your body go left when a bus turns right?

Momentum.Momentum is mass x velocity.Velocity is speed in a direction.Even if the bus changes direction, you still have momentum in the original direction until some force pushes you in another direction. That takes a moment in a car or bus, so until your momentum is that of the bus, you'll still...

## Who has right of way when turning left?

THE GENERAL LEFT TURN LAWS: Left turns shall yield to oncoming traffic.The driver reaching the intersection first has the right-of-way unless turning left.When two vehicles reach the intersection simultaneously, the one on the right has the right-of-way.

## What is that Thumping noise in tail end of car VW Golf 97 when turning when turning right get noise in rear right and when turning left get it in rear left side had struts replaced no help?

If you lowered the car or had suspension/strut work done you can be rubbingThe body in the boot?

## Why would your traction control come on for no reason when turn left or right?

telling you your car is using traction control to prevent tipping probably because you made a sharp turn going at high speeds

## What will make your vstar 1100 have a knock in the lower left of engine only when cycle is leaned to the right?

you probably have too little oil in the motor. the sound is caused by the lack of oiling to the valves. check your oil level and make sure your valves are in working condition (no burns or shaving of the metal) and you should be fine. if the sound continues, then go to an authorized service shop....

## What causes the car to vibrate when turning the wheel either left or right out of a parking space?

The power steering pump is working hard and the engine is only idling.It could be the harmonic balancer

## Why would your automobile steer very hard when making a hard turn to right or left side?

Its a good bet that the power steering fluid is low. If not, the power steering pump may be at fault, a line blocked or the steering box could be worn out.

## Where do you position your car when turning right?

You should position your car in the right hand lane or as close to the right side of the road as is reasonable.I agree, some drivers turn left before they turn right or turn right before they turn left, that's a no-no.

## WHY DO THE FLASHERS ALL FLASH ON TURN LEFT SIGNAL BUT OK ON RIGHT TURN SIGNALE MERCEDES e320 1998 CONVERTIBLE?

If I'm reading your question correctly, either a wire in the right turn signal circuit is shorted, or you have a faulty multifunction switch.Sounds like the signal/4 way switch has a short.

## When coming off an intersection do you look to the left or right first?

In the US from left to right whereas in the UK you would look to the right first as that is the direction from which traffic will first approach and you always look to the danger which is more/most immediate .

## When making a left turn at a two way stop if an oncoming car is making a right turn who has the right of way?

257.650 Right-of-way; turning left at intersection; violation as civil infraction. Sec. 650. (1) The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right of way to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so cl...

## Why would your tire lock up when you are turning right or left on a 2013 Suburban Lt 4WD?

The vehicle is in 4 wheel drive mode and you're on dry pavement.

## 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...

## What is causing My 2000 Lincoln LS V6 to run lean on right bank an rich on left bank?

Could be more than one issue such as,vacuum leak on right bank,tired O2 sensors,dirty/leaky injectors,dirty fuel filter,

## Who is at fault when a car in front of you moves right to go around a car turning left continues straight then comes to a sudden stop?

If this is a 2 lane road, then the vehicle the went around would be at fault since it went out of it's lane and attempted to pass on the right.

## Click -pop sound when you turn steering wheel left or right 94 ford f-150?

Probably ball joints or tie rod ends.

## Why is it that when a driver makes a sharp left turn the passenger is pressed against the right side of the car?

It's a perfect example of centrifugal force, and of Newton's First Law of Motion.As the car travels forward, all of the objects inside of it (including the driver and passengers) acquire a certain momentum; known as inertia. When the driver then acts to change the direction of the momentum (by su...

## Can you turn right from left lane on roundabout?

So yes, you would generally be in the wrong to attempt a right turn when in the left hand lane unless "directed to do so"; in this case by way of the road markings.

## Your right rear side light is not flashing on the outside but in the car it flashes really fast when you turn on and the left rear light is working Why is the right rear side not working?

Did you check if the bulb is ok? Normally if a bulb is burned out the speed of the indicator inside the car increases significantly.

## Your car makes a clicking sound on the front end as you turn right or left?

press the turning signal idiot

## Why does my car make a noise when I turn to the right?

If the car makes noise when turning at low speeds, look into the power steering system or the suspension.If you hear creaking, popping, or clunking sounds, the possible culprits are broken or worn out suspension joints.On the other hand, a whining sound could be the result of a damaged power stee...

## Why does your car jerk when you hit the gas while turning left?

It doess that because the fuel pump is being shifted and the gas is being pressured causing a sudden jerk.

## Can you turn left when the light is red?

You can turn left on red — in a specific case: "You may also turn left after you stop at a red light, if you are in the left lane and are turning left from a one-way street onto another one-way street, unless a sign tells you not to turn.You must first stop and yield to pedestrians and other traf...

## Why does your front end of your truck lean to the left?

If one side is lower than the other you probably have a weak or broken spring or torsion rod.

## Why would a car be pulling left and right when trying to stop it?

The brakes are defective. The pressures on the brakes and the friction material should be even so that the vehicle pulls up in a straight line.Check things like:Worn padsWorn disc rotorsSeized calipers and pistonsContamination on brake surfaces.Worn suspension could also cause the random drifting...

## Why does my car vibrate when I turn left?

Vibration is usually caused by an out of balance or defective tire, a bent wheel or a worn driveline U-joint.You may find that the car shakes the car in an up and down motion.You may feel vibration through the seat, the steering wheel or even in the brake pedal.

## Why does my car wobble when I turn left?

One of the most common reasons a car will wobble or shake when going around a turn is the tires are out of balance.In many cars, the shake/shimmy will begin at higher speeds on the highway.Check the tire's air pressure and make sure there is not any air leaking; you may have a flat or be getting ...

## On a car do the left wheels go slower than the right wheels when turning left or vice-versa because they would have to cover less distance in the same time since they are on the inside of the turn?

Left wheels slower on a left turn. Right slower on a right turn.

## Why would a car with half a tank of gas or less stall when turning right but not when turning left?

your gas tank is sitting too high and when you turn the fuel goes to one side and doesnt get to the engine happend to me

## 98 Town Car Steering Squeaks when turning right or left standing still or while driving?

Have your ball joints checked. Sounds like your ball joint dust seals have been comprimised and dirt has entered the grease area and displaced the grease. CAUTION !!! Have this checked ASAP!! The longer you wait the more metal wear on the ball joints which could lead to the joint popping out of s...

## Car has roaring noise when turning left tapers off striaght and right?

Bad wheel bearing is a possibility.

## Why is there a grinding noise when I turn left?

This noise is commonly heard on tight turns at slow speeds.When an axle wears, the joint no longer smoothly articulates.The grinding noise happens when there is no brake pad material remaining and the metal backing plate contacts the metal brake rotor.

## What are the steps for making right and left turns?

Make the turn from the designated lane (use left lane). Do not enter into the right lane. Right Turn: As you prepare to turn, reduce speed and stay as far to the right as possible. Give turn signal.Yield to pedestrians who may be crossing your path. Avoid making wide, sweeping turns in the...

## Both Blinkers blink when right or left signal is turned on?

you need to replace the bliker can in the fuse box.

## Who has the right of way when turning left at an intersection with lights?

When two vehicles approach or enter an intersection from different highways at approximately the same time, the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right (RCW 46.61.180).

## When making a left turn which lane do you enter?

Left Turn: Turn on the left turn signal before you make the turn and slow down.Look both ways and make sure that the oncoming lanes are clear.Make the turn from the designated lane (use left lane).Do not enter into the right lane. In some states it is illegal to enter the right lane after the...

## When you turn the steering wheel on your 1996 dodge neon all the way to the left or the right it squeaks badly Why is that and how do you fix it?

Check the level of your power steering fluid. If it is full, or topping off does not help, you may have air in your lines and they need to be bled, but more than likely your power steering pump is bad and needs to be replaced.

## Who has the right of way when turning left on a yellow light?

According to the standard jury instruction dealing with left-hand turns, a driver making such a turn is supposed to yield the right of way to an oncoming driver who is within the intersection or so close to the intersection as to create an immediate hazard.

## RWD car squeaks when only turning right why so?

sounds like your ball joints are going just the slightest bit of wear can do that squeek specially since a right turn is more common all "right ball joints" wear a little bit quicker this is a serious problem get it fized right away that squeak is a sign the ball joint has excessive play!hope thi...

## Why does my car vibrate when I turn right?

In a sweeping left turn, the right rear wheel (at the outside of the curve) is loaded up with force so the bearing is under higher stress, amplifying the vibration.When you turn to the right, the right rear wheel is on the inside of the turn and under much lower force, so the vibration more or le...

## Why would your car pop in the front midle when you turn steering wheel left or right driving or in park?

I would say it would have to be a bad CV shaft. If it isn't that, check your inner tie rod ends.

## 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).

## Why does car shake when backing up and turning right?

because you have crashed into somthing you pillok, try looking where you are going first

## Why do you hear a knocking noise when your Skoda fabia turns left?

I just had this on my skoda fabia 1.2 , I found that it was the Outer c/v joints on the drive shaft , this is easily repaired as you can get the whole c/v joint kits from about £25 each from somewhere like euro car parts etc. Or it might be just a split in the c/v joint boot whitch can easily be ...

## When making a left turn what should you do?

when making a left turn, a person should turn on their left turn signal. They should look right, then left, and then make the turn.

## What would cause the steering wheel to vibrate when turned left or right in a stopped position?

The power steering system works on high pressure and at idle the pump does not turn fast enough to provide full assist. It requires a higher engine rpm.

## Car stop when turn right?

Are you muddaflippin Zoolander?Engine go under left wheel stick? may be problem car seat. you check level offside drop possible.

## Can -you change the left shifter to the right side?

If you are asking about the gear shift then YES you can but then you have to make some internal modifications in the engine block, the cam shaft and the driving gear should be attached to the right side of the block

## What causes the front brakes to enter anti-lock mode when the vehicle is almost stopped and the wheels are turned to the right or left?

more than likely a bad wheel speed sensor

## Why does your car make a knocking sound when you turn left?

Could most possibly the CV joint (constant-velocity joint)

## Do you have to come to a complete stop when turning right on a red light?

Before you do anything you must obey the red light and come to a complete stop in the rightmost lane with your turn signal on.Make sure you stop behind the limit line (or crosswalk or intersection if there is no line).There's no need to roll the stop and end up with a ticket or cause a collision.

## What should you do when making a right turn?

Slow about 50-75 feet before the turn, gently release the brake a little into the turn, look over your right shoulder before the turn, check the rear view mirror and push the gas pedal a little out of the turn.

## Why do trucks need to make wide right turns?

Truck Accidents Caused by Wide Turns.When a driver can't turn safely, the truck can tip over, swing into oncoming traffic, or crush another vehicle.To make certain right-hand turns, for example, a large truck must swing the front of the vehicle left before turning right in order to avoid obstacles.

## 95 Lincoln town car dies when you turn left?

Check your gas tank. You may have trash in it, a loose baffle or.... the little rubber hose that holds the fuel pump in place is cracked and when you turn left, it opens up.

## Why do some cars fill up with gas on the right and other cars you fill up on the left?

its how the car is made some times they don't have enough room to fish the rubber line up through all the stuff that is in the way so its easier to put it on the other side!

## It is permissible to pass on the right if the car in front of you is making a left hand turn?

There are only two times when you may pass to the right of another vehicle: on a two-lane road when the vehicle you are passing is about to turn left and on a highway with at least two lanes of traffic moving in the same direction.

## Do you have to look over your shoulder when turning left?

Normally you need to do right shoulder checks for right turns, but not left checks before left turns.When you turn right, there are crosswalks and other areas where there may be bikes and pedestrians to the right of you, that may be hiding in your blind spot.

## What causes the engine to work harder when turning right?

Check the fluid in your power steering pump. Or it could be the bearing it's self in the pump going bad causing the motor lag as it pumps fluid.

## When you turn left on occasions the motor shuts off?

well that means that your car just BLOWS

## Why does my tire squeal when I turn left?

Tire tread is what provides you with enough traction, and the lack of it makes a tire squeal when turning corners.To avoid uneven wear that may make a tire squeal when turning corners, inspect your tires regularly.Check the balance of the tires, wheel alignment, tire pressure, suspension and whee...