Question about 1998 Kia Sephia
No jerking on acceleration. Lock to lock steering in parking lot on rack and pinion seems fine. Is only occasional but then can get 2 or 3 jerks in a row. Steering wheel moves only about 1-2 inches each time but the motion is strong and the effect is more likely when steering slightly to the right. There is no noise from CV's, front brakes are recently done, are balanced and non-pulsating..brakes work very well. Steering takes a fair bit of effort both left and right at speeds below 30 MPH. Bearings are silent and cold to touch at all times/speeds. Engine,clutch and transmission seem excellent and smooth. Front end alignment done about 3 weeks ago and new tires installed. Before that, car had very great effort to steer at low speeds but no "jerks" were felt. Ball joints seem ok..not loose.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Car jerks to left w/no warning
My opinion, not a good car. But that is a different story. It would be easiest to bring the car in for an alignment. The technician will tell you what the car needs to do the alignment. But if you want to do it yourself then you will need to inspect all the steering componants (tie-rods,struts, lower ball joint, wheel bearings, brakes, wheels, tire wear,tread pattern, and tire pressure, and lug nuts (loose or overtightened). Good luck.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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