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My 2015 Commander 1000XT has started pulling to the right on occasion for some odd reason. Sometimes it's right away in the day other times it's later on but it's a guarantee that it will happen at some point throughout the day. When it's not pulling to the right it's as straight as an arrow. When it is pulling to the right you'll just hold it straight and sometimes it'll go back to normal (straight) other times you'll get to hold it straight for a while.

On initial startup the steering wheel is straight and does not pull in either direction. Power steering works great in both scenarios.

Things I've verified:
- Alignment
- DPS torque offset reset
- Checked front end bushings (1500 miles on it, all good here)
- Tie-rod ends
- Wheel bearings
- Ball joints


It seems fairly simple that some hard part is moving which is causing me to pull to the right or the DPS is pulling me to the right. Basically I'm down to checking for sticking brake caliper or hooking the BUDS system up and taking it for a ride while watching what the DPS is doing.

Anyone else experience this issue or have ideas on what else I could check?
 

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Take it to dealer put on computer and recalibrate the dps . Not a common problem but it happens from time to time .
 

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Take it to dealer put on computer and recalibrate the dps . Not a common problem but it happens from time to time .
Thanks! Do you happen to know procedure for recalibrating the DPS? I see "Torque offset reset" within the service manual but am not seeing how recalibrate it.
 

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Dps works of magnets it loses its center . Lots of thing can cause it. They talk about it in the manual . But this is first time anyone has cane back with dealer has no clue about the problem. Lol
 

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The torque offset has been completed already. I was hoping the DPS replacement section would include a step was missing. https://www.manualslib.com/manual/861913/Can-Am-2010-Dps.html?page=29

If it was the torque offset I would expect it to either be 'off' all the time or aligned and not jumping back and forth like I'm seeing. Guess I could disconnect the DPS the next time it happens and see if the problem goes away.
 

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Well if it had been reprogrammed and still doing it then it didn’t get done correctly or the dps unit is bad .
 

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Typically when they are bad it’s not intermittent it starts pulling to one side or other on its own as soon as you turn the key on .
 

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You did check you tire pressure right. One low tire, front or rear can cause a pull to the right or left. Because the tire pressure changes as the day goes on, it could correct itself until they cool off and you have one that is lower than the others again.
 

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You did check you tire pressure right. One low tire, front or rear can cause a pull to the right or left. Because the tire pressure changes as the day goes on, it could correct itself until they cool off and you have one that is lower than the others again.
I have checked the tire pressures as well and they are all as expected. It's weird because you can be driving down a road and all a sudden it'll be pulling to the right then sometimes it'll be 10 miles later and it'll be straight again.

Double checked the torque offset last night and it was a hair off so that was reset again. I'll be trying it out this evening after installing new one way bearings. I also picked the front end off the ground and turned the key on and the steering wheel doesn't move so that's a plus.
 

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Good news: Took it for a 20 mile ride last evening and all was fine. I'll take it out for a longer ride this weekend to know for sure.
 

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After another 150 miles I can say the issue is certainly better but not completely fixed. From time to time it'll still want to pull me to the right but I have found that turning it off and back on will 'fix' the problem. I still find it weird that it'll only be while at some speed and not at lower speeds. Going to hook the BUDS system up and ride it around for a while and hopefully see what the DPS sees.
 

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After another 150 miles I can say the issue is certainly better but not completely fixed. From time to time it'll still want to pull me to the right but I have found that turning it off and back on will 'fix' the problem. I still find it weird that it'll only be while at some speed and not at lower speeds. Going to hook the BUDS system up and ride it around for a while and hopefully see what the DPS sees.

this might sound silly but are you on a level road when this happens, if road is tilted one way it can give you an illusion of steering pulling
 
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