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Old 01-14-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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if the road isnt perfectly level, my 02 ws6 ta (35000 mi) wants to wander all over the place. car has stock 40 series tires and stock wheels (9.5 in i believe). have adjusted tire pressure up/dn with little result. is this the nature of the beast? (havent had the car very long). is there anything that can be done to help this?
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Probably needs an alighnment
Also, have the inner and outer tie rod ends checked for wear.
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Yeah I would take it in for an alignment and wherever you take it should do a front end check for you. Tell them you want it done anyway but they should automatically do this before an alignment. Unless you want to do it yourself.
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To check for play in the inner/outer tie rods, jack the front of the car up in the air so both tires are off the ground, and lock the steering column (take any key out of the ignition and turn the wheel till it locks). Grab the left and right side of the wheel, and twist/pull/push the left and right sides towards you and away from you (alternating). If the wheel feels like it has a decent amount of slack in it, then either your inner and/or outer tie rods need to be replaced on that side.
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This thread is making me debate something.....I'm making another thread lol....
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sorry. I made another thread about my ASE certs because it got me thinking about how i used to do alignments and all that haha.
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