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alignment question

85 300sd just had a bunch of front end work and an alignment but I still have some pulling to the right. b4 I go back whining - do these old cars ever align good - I have heard they dont but that was probably because the guys car needed an alignment or front end work.
. If they do align well I'll bring it back to the shop thanks alot..
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Yes, the do align perfectly if all the front end parts are good. They do not align perfectly if you use a shop that does not use the spreader bar or the tool to lock the steering box in place. If they don't use them or say that their equipment is good enough to not need them, then go somewhere else.

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In rare cases a tire can get a "set" to it that will cause a radial tire pull. Try swapping the right rear tire for right front. If a vehicle is driven misaligned, the tire wear now present will cause a pull even if the car is now aligned.
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Is it possible you have a sticking brake rotor?
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