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Old 12-09-2009, 05:06 AM   #11
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I took it to a tire place and they checked the alignment and the suspension, only one number was off and it was wihtin spec. The rest of the alighment numbers were perfect.

They did notice one of my tires only had 12lbs of air so they made sure all the tires are inflated.

They could find nothing wrong with the suspension, they recommended I replace the struts and shocks due to the age 80,000 miles, but they aren't blown.

Now with all the tires evenly inflated, and the suspension having bh checked, I still feel like the car jerks side to side. Maybe it is normal, or maybe there is something wrong still. My next step is going to be getting those tire pressure indicator valve cover caps so I also can rule out tire pressure first, then replace the struts and shocks, though I really don't want to replace the struts and shocks early if at all avoidable.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:09 AM   #12
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Did they check it and deem it within specs for a regular ZX3 or was it an SVT? There is a difference in the alignment settings. Swing by your local Ford dealer to get the specs for an SVT and compare those with the specs at your tire place.
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:06 PM   #13
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I took it to a tire place and they checked the alignment and the suspension, only one number was off and it was wihtin spec.
this could still be the problem. Fords spec is too broad . your alignment can be "on spec" and still cause handling issues and tire wear issues, etc. do you have the actual alignemnt numbers that we can analyze? can you show us the printout? if that one number that is off is the toe in the rear, then this most likely is the problem.

Also if just 1 number is off, especially if it is just one side, it might indicate a bent componant.
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Still wondering if they aligned it to SVT specs or a regular ZX3.................
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:28 AM   #15
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also check the bolts on your rack and pinion steering.. i had this same problem with mine and got underneath with a wrench and noticed that my bolts for my rack and pinion were loose.. tightened them up.. and volaa problem fixed..
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Old 12-11-2009, 02:13 AM   #16
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i wonder if your rear suspension bushings are worn.... i know mine are and it does a bit of the same behavior
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Issue Resolved?

awalp- was your issue ever resolved? I am having the same problem myself.
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check your rear wheel bearings....mine was doing this a few months back...back end on the highway was wondering back and forth like your's. both of my bearings were bad and not making any noise. my d/s rear bearing had so much play the tire was moving enough to touch the control arm. scary when i discovered it. new bearings and all is good!
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:05 PM   #19
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Thanks, Jasonbi.

I haven't experience any wobbling driving straight on the road. Just when I go around clover leaf turns off of highways. If you still think the bearings are the issue I will get those checked out ASAP.
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I'm wondering if the problem has been resolved, I'm having the same exact problem but only on right turns, more specifically on and off ramps, or tight highways turns, my cars wobbles VERY bad. Very unsafe. It also bounces left to right if I'm in a right highway lane where trucks have indented the road. I've had it checked out and an alignment done. They weren't able to see a problem and told me my suspension was fine. After reading this ill def check out the wheel bearings.
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