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Front end seems to be loose but not transmitted to steering wheel

Different than needing new rotors, On a bumpy road the front wheels seem to wobble and not sure if it is up and down or side to side. Sounds like a tie rod end or stabilizer. Any ideas? Mechanic lokked at it and found nothing, but it is there. Also, power steering grunts a little as though belt is loose or lack of fluid, but not so, something else.

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Check the wheel balance and make sure tires are in good shape a worn tire may wobble indicating the side walls of the tire is weak ..


Good luck...

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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    Anand Kumar Nov 12, 2008

    This seems to be problem with steering pump , this happens at low speed and there was a recall buy the company ,please check if there is any update from the dealer.....if not then you must replace the steering pump...


    Good luck...


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