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Hit a curb 1999 Ford Taurus SE 16" wheels steering problem

I can see the right front tire is 2" further back than the left one. The car jerks to the right and wobbles after any raised surface, bump, or hole is encountered by the right front tire. The frame doesnt appear to be bent.
The tires and wheel remain straight when jacked up and in drive. Is this the rack and pinion? Please help!

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  • heidikay_79 Jan 08, 2009

    Will an allignment fix something bent, because it really seems like something's wrong.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    no it is much more than just the rack, u need to have a qualified body shop look at this, u most likely bent the sub frame, even if u don't see it, you also could have bent the lower link..

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    The front tire on ford taurus is getting hot somtimes shaking in the steering wheel, what might be the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    leacking by front tire

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It could be the steering rack but the first thing you should do is have an alignment job done. Even if there is another problem, the hit would almost certainly knocked your suspension out of alignment. So you'll probably need to get this done anyway. If there's still a problem after that, then I'd have your steering looked at. But the alignment may fix it entirely.

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An aligmnment check will only get u an answer on what the problem is, if anything is bent/damaged, they can not align the front end with damaged parts, don't drive this car until u find out what is wrong.

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