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Something is certainly moving that should have a solid anchor. These have a problem with the mounting bushings needing to be replaced.
Are you able to check for movement with a pry bar and then having a helper stand on the brake and give it a little gas to see what moves?
No, not the motor mount but the bushings the steering rack is mounted to, the control arm bushings or even the wheel bearings can cause the steering/suspension to shift on acceleration. Finding the loose parts will take prying and some careful work inspecting what movement you see (safely as a helper stands on the brakes and gives it a little gas in both drive and reverse.
Please let me know how I can help, if you are not experienced in doing this I suggest you take it to an alignment shop and have them inspect it for you.
Everywhere you see the mounting bushing for the suspension and steering should be stressed to see if the rubber bushing is cracked or has fallen out. they should flex but if you see it move more than just a little it is worn and needs to be replaced. Any rubber that is oil soaked could be the problem. The oil eats the rubber and lets the control arm or steering rack move when torque is applied and that causes the shift and pull.
The tie rod should feel tight at the joint when you rock the steering back and forth, if that joint is loose then the wheel will shift on its own.
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