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Old 11-12-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
berndt
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Question Rear end wander on icy roads

Had a bit of a little snow storm blow through the other evening, and I had to make a 40 mile trip on the highway.

On the icy patches, where the road was ice rink slick, the back end of the car kept wandering around, like someone was shoving it from side to side, or fishtailing badly. Very disconcerting above 25 or mph.

I bought the car used in August. The tires are all the same brand and model, but the front pair were in better shape. The back were worn down pretty good, but I didn't think they were completely shot. Goodyear GS-A's, I think they were.

Its been absolutely fine otherwise, rain, and dry.

I ended up putting a new set of tires on the next day, but the ice had cleared up so I couldn't confirm, was this just a bad tire problem? Or something else?

I mention it, because a co-worker says he's had the same problem in his 2003 ZTW. And he's been back and forth with the dealer, and tire shop i think.

2002 Focus SE sedan


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