Torque Steer

Q: Why does my car pull one way when I accelerate hard into a curve? It is front-wheel drive.

A: What you are describing is torque steer. This is common on some front wheel drive vehicles. Torque steer is the tendency for the vehicle to pull to the right or to the left, especially when the engine is under full acceleration. Engine movements, differing constant velocity shaft lengths, nonsymmetrical shaft angles, worn suspension and steering components, and unequal traction on the road surface can cause torque steer.