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My v70 is crabing,it sims like a rear axle is not

My v70 is "crabing",it sims like a rear axle is not in line whit frontone when you watch it driving behind...
car was never crash,don`t know what to do...

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  • visnia41 May 16, 2009

    Its hard to find a good garage.Even "specialist" from National Car Testing (on the test) didnt found any problems.
    My car is over 100.000 miles,and i know that some parts needs to be replaced but which one? schock absorbers sims fine but i am not sure for 100% is that can cause a problem? thank you.

  • visnia41 May 16, 2009

    This is make sense,i had a light damage on the left hand side wing,just beside left wheel when i bought them, so... the rear axle can be bent...
    Thank you for advice.
    regards visnia41


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You need to get a 4 wheel alignment. Your local tire shop may be able to do this for you or suggest a place that can. Try and find a place that can provide you with a print-out of the results. Even if you don't have a clue what the readings mean, if they have a machine that is capable of doing a 4 wheel alignment with a print-out, it indicates that they have a better machine and it still works decently.

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    Dave C May 16, 2009

    The shop that performs the alignment will check all the pertinent suspension components before performing the alignment. However, crabbing is not caused by worn shocks, it would be caused by bent or severely misaligned rear suspension components. The 4 wheel alignment machine will have the capability to pinpoint exactly where the problem originates.


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