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Just hit 1k miles, took a trip (250 miles each way) to Orlando this weekend and realized the truck pulls to the right, slightly but enough that I was tracking all over the lane. I noticed the wheel is about 5 degrees to the left when trying to hold it center, the second I let go, she slowly pulls to the right. Going to call the service center tomorrow and make an appointment, really hate to be without it for a day or so but I need to get it right before it starts wearing my tires unevenly.
Anyone have this?

not sure if it was like this 3 weeks ago when I bought the truck, or if over the last 3 weeks things loosened up a little
 

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Check your tire pressure first


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Why leave it? Get a first morning appt and wait, you should be out quickly.
On second thought knowing Nissan service they’ll tell you “it’s normal”. The road looks flat but is actually crowned so check on other roadways too.
Which dealer is it from? I didn’t like Royal Palm Nissans service.

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Get an alignment, should be free. Sometimes new vehicles do not get aligned properly at the factory; sometimes they get knocked around during shipment. This is something your dealer should have found during the predelivery inspection.
 

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Agreed. Have read more than a time or two that a tire was found overinflated = which would not set off the TPMS warning light. Then, having your dealer check alignment if no tire pressure issue(s) would mean taking your truck in.
 

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not sure if I even have a TPMS warning light, that said, yes all tires are at 35psi.
I check daily.
The roads are crowned, on our two lane highway the right lane is crowned to the right and the left is to the left, this is to shed water off properly. Well, it pulls to the right in either lane, the steering wheel isn't straight. It's a problem for sure.

Sucks, but I gotta get it fixed
 

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Why leave it? Get a first morning appt and wait, you should be out quickly.
On second thought knowing Nissan service they’ll tell you “it’s normal”. The road looks flat but is actually crowned so check on other roadways too.
Which dealer is it from? I didn’t like Royal Palm Nissans service.

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This is exactly the answer that I have been getting from Nissan service.
 

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IIRC you may not have cam bolts on it ( I don't think they put them on at the factory) which is another reason the dealer may push back on an alignment.

But either way they need to make it right. What you are experiencing drives me nuts roo.
 

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Called them up, extremely nice, told them I just got the truck 3 weeks ago and since day 1 I noticed it but not until I went on my trip did I realize it was a problem, guy said bring it in and they'll have it fixed within an hour or so and will do an alignment.
EDIT* Have to bring it in Thu. have a DR appointment tomorrow and an event at work on Wed.
Will update
 

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took about an hour, service writer asked me to follow him to the alignment rack and showed me under the truck, and asked "did you do any off roading" while pointing at the front skid plate showing a dent. I explained I went on a bumpy dirt road and went over one small hill no rocks, so not sure how that happened. Either way alignment was out of spec. Service writer didn't mention on the report of the skid plate. The alignment I noticed after our dirt road adventure which was very mild except for some water and bumpy dirt roads. No worse then people who live in rural areas.

I hope it was just because it wasn't tightened at the factory that it became loose some how and doesnt happen all the time now.



 

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Toe is one of the easiest things to knock out of alignment. In your "before" settings, toe is definitely out enough to make your truck pull. My alignment never feels exactly the same after each off-road trip, so I usually get it checked every couple of months.

Oh, I don't want to sound like a jerk, but that skid plate looks like you did a whole lot more than a minor dirt road. I've done rock gardens and not had my skid look that bad.

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It is just things settling. I offroad maybe once a week. My alignment is fine.

That skid plate dent is probably from parking more than offroad.
 

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Toe is one of the easiest things to knock out of alignment. In your "before" settings, toe is definitely out enough to make your truck pull. My alignment never feels exactly the same after each off-road trip, so I usually get it checked every couple of months.

Oh, I don't want to sound like a jerk, but that skid plate looks like you did a whole lot more than a minor dirt road. I've done rock gardens and not had my skid look that bad.

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I went to a construction site the day I bought the truck, and I went up and down a hill it was sharp and the approach and depart angles weren't that good I hit the front and rear, even lost the little black rubber boot that goes into the hitch.

the dent isn't that bad, gonna take off the plate this weekend and bang it out. Good news the service writer didn't mention it on the report at all.
 

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I went to a construction site the day I bought the truck, and I went up and down a hill it was sharp and the approach and depart angles weren't that good I hit the front and rear, even lost the little black rubber boot that goes into the hitch.

the dent isn't that bad, gonna take off the plate this weekend and bang it out. Good news the service writer didn't mention it on the report at all.
That dent doesn't look bad, but I think I see some kiss marks on your front diff and maybe oil pan. You need to get a real engine skid plate ASAP.
 

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That dent doesn't look bad, but I think I see some kiss marks on your front diff and maybe oil pan. You need to get a real engine skid plate ASAP.
yea, even though Florida has no rocks really, I'd like to get skid plates for the engine. Any recommendations ? just want to protect that diff and oil pan
 

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Anyone have a write up on how to take that front skid plate off? I wanna take it off and bang it out flat again, or at least to the best I can.
 

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yea, even though Florida has no rocks really, I'd like to get skid plates for the engine. Any recommendations ? just want to protect that diff and oil pan
I have a shrock works. Steel. Any of the steel skids will be fine. Hefty and I think there might be another company. My engine skid gets hit often and hard.

Anyone have a write up on how to take that front skid plate off? I wanna take it off and bang it out flat again, or at least to the best I can.
Don't recall it being anything more than a bunch of bolts.
 

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really hope future jobs are this easy.

took the plate off, dented it back out to the best i could, a little black spray paint and we're good to go.

easy off easy on! and Go nissan using 10mm bolt/phillip heads!!









 

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fastfed those pics look like you banged em out before you took pics?. And they don't look like they liked what you were doing I can't remember who but I read something someone wrote after joining "the stock plates are good for a hit or 2 an there to tell you turn back" Yeah think you might wanna look into a little bit better protection I finally did it I replaced that front one with the one from my calmini bumper figured it was cheaper an easier than replacing a cracked front differential or anything else pans trans rad just name it so went ahead an just brought the full set from hefty
 
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