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I have a take home vehicle from my job so I parked my Honda for a month or so,today I am driving along hit a bump and the car damm near jumped into on coming traffic,pulls is truly an understatement! I have new struts install not more than 5 months ago,I can hear something rattling when this happens,its mostly on the drivers side.I am a old school car man fords and chevys,do these cars have tie rods? Or any other parts that might make it handled so crazy? I am getting the car ready for my son its his first car,he is a big honda fan.
 

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I have a take home vehicle from my job so I parked my Honda for a month or so,today I am driving along hit a bump and the car damm near jumped into on coming traffic,pulls is truly an understatement! I have new struts install not more than 5 months ago,I can hear something rattling when this happens,its mostly on the drivers side.I am a old school car man fords and chevys,do these cars have tie rods? Or any other parts that might make it handled so crazy? I am getting the car ready for my son its his first car,he is a big honda fan.
That is weird. Yes they have tie rods they are attached to the lower strut. I would jack it up and see if you can find any thing definitely check the tie rods post some pics too if you can. You could always take it back to the shop where the work was done too.
 

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Is it safe to assume you checked the easy stuff like tire pressure?
I doubt that would make the "sudden" effect he spoke of. My first thought was a problem with one of the front brakes, ball joints, or tie rods. But for something like this? Maybe professional help is the way to go for safety's sake. This is one of those places where the cost of a mechanic is money well spent.
 

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all of the parts look to be in order tie rods struts ball joints are tight,could the racknpinion sysem be going bad?
 

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I doubt that would make the "sudden" effect he spoke of. My first thought was a problem with one of the front brakes, ball joints, or tie rods. But for something like this? Maybe professional help is the way to go for safety's sake. This is one of those places where the cost of a mechanic is money well spent.
No, but, uneven tire pressure could explain the pulling and if it's low enough, a funky reaction to bumps. The vehicle did sit for a month without being driven. Plenty of time for a tire to seep a little air out.

I've had cars start to pull to one side, checked tire pressure and find out they were not even. Once I got a chance to inspect, found something in the tire causing a slow leak.
 

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Strut mount on the driver's side? Let us know what's happening since I just had the fronts struts replaced, and do hear a clattering noise at times, but do not have the pulling to one side problem
 

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No, but, uneven tire pressure could explain the pulling and if it's low enough, a funky reaction to bumps. The vehicle did sit for a month without being driven. Plenty of time for a tire to seep a little air out.

I've had cars start to pull to one side, checked tire pressure and find out they were not even. Once I got a chance to inspect, found something in the tire causing a slow leak.
A low tire on one side would make a constant pull, not one that comes and goes. On the other hand, does anyone remember the thread a couple weeks ago about a strut replaced and the installer missed a part on the bottom of the spring? I can't remember the rest of it and can't find it now either to check.
 

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A low tire on one side would make a constant pull, not one that comes and goes. On the other hand, does anyone remember the thread a couple weeks ago about a strut replaced and the installer missed a part on the bottom of the spring? I can't remember the rest of it and can't find it now either to check.
There could be a constant pull, that may be small enough to not be readily apparent (unless you take your hands off the wheel), and gets more pronounced on bumps.
 

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THANKS for all the input,I think its the strut mounts,a friend of mine came over and helped me,the strut mount is letting the tire bounce around uncontrolled thats what the sudden pull was from when going over bumps.Iwill post after I have them change too let everyone know for sure what it was!!!
 
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