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Old 04-02-2007, 10:58 PM   #1
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possible alignment issue?

ok, here are my symptoms.

as i increase in speed, from like 50-80 miles per hour, i get a pretty bad shaking in my steering wheel and a NASTY pull to the right as i let go of the wheel.

i was driving on a pretty poorly maintained road with MANY large pot holes and dips.

is this an alignment issue? or something more severe like a broken tie rod or bearing?


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The pull is probably alignment and the shaking is from unbalanced wheels and maybe bent rims from the potholes.

So get an alignment and wheel balance
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i checked my rims ver, they arents bent and my tie rods and bearings look fine, so hopefully its just a balance and alignment issue. thanks
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Is this recent? When was the last time you had the tires rotated? The pull sounds like alignment, but on my mom's sedan over time the front wheels started to shake and we didn't do anything about it for a while and in the process the tires got FUBARed and we had to get new ones. Mine recently had started to do the same but I rotated them front to back and hopefully after a few miles they'll even out again. But it could be alignment too.
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i think it is an alignment issue. if it was a tie rod or something to that effect you would have not lasted this long. either get a tire rotation and/or alignment which should remedy the problems.
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yea, definitly alignment and unbalanced wheels. I hit a curb during the last snow storm and screwed up my alignment...or at least thats what i hope i did, cause now to drive straight the wheel has to be turned to the left like 20 degrees lol, if not the alignment better just be a control arm or something small...ill scream if its the axle cause i really dont have money for that. but its in the shop now so we shall see.
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