: handling issue



stealthv29
10-26-11, 10:02 AM
Hey all,

About 2 weeks ago I started to feel my car being tugged side to side over 70 mph as well as all around loose steering at the same speeds. The same thing happens when i hit the brakes harder, the car seems to get tugged to one side or the other.

A little background: I put new tires on the car about 1000 miles ago, Bridgestone potenzas, and had it aligned soon after. The tire pressure is an all around 30 cold. Im driving a 2005 with about 61000 miles on it.

If anyone has any ideas I would love your input.

Thanks

odla
10-26-11, 12:43 PM
Maybe one of the calipers is sticking? Maybe a worn bushing?

rjm27
10-26-11, 06:24 PM
Just got my car back from the mechanic today with pretty much the same issue, and they said the toe rod bolt was loose on the left rear, with visible play resulting. They tightened it and the issue seems to be gone, but I won't know for sure until I can get out and hit some on-ramps. Will post back tomorrow if I get a chance.

Russell

odthetruth
10-26-11, 07:38 PM
Rotors warped? Ever been changed?

JFensty
10-26-11, 08:55 PM
I agree with a toe issue.

stealthv29
10-27-11, 11:36 AM
I don't think the rotors have ever been replaced.

Russell definitely let me know the results of your on-ramp testing, the toe issue does seem possible.

I really appreciate all the input. I will run through these possibilities with the mechanic when I drop it off. Thanks.

FM

Twitch
10-27-11, 11:55 AM
It could also be tracking the groves in the road.