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Old 02-10-2013, 11:34 PM   #1
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touchy steering?

My dad has an 09 ses focus and i have a 2011 ses focus. My dads is worse then mine but it just seems like these cars are touchy at highway speeds. Its getting scary, you barely move the steering wheel and you feel like your going to lose control of the car.
any suggestions besides a wheel alignment which my dad is in the process of doing. I know its a different car but my mustang is rock solid at highway speeds.


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Alignment, tire pressure, etc.
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Inner tie rods or rack and pinion might need to be checked.
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Inner tie rods or rack and pinion might need to be checked.
cool thanks man.
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It just may be good and tight. I drive older cars that can get more wishy washy with time. When driving anyone's brand new car, I always think of them as being like that. It actually shows just how well they can handle, like on rails, but can get you in trouble really quick if not used to it. Older cars usually not as snappy handling as that.
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too much toe in will make it feel like the front wheels aren't even ON the road - you touch the steering wheel and you get the sense that the car is about ready to spin out of control - it is also really hard on tires.

What are the wear patterns on your front tires? that will usually show a bad alignment.
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