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Rear end sways all over on good roads.

The rear of my explorer sways all over the roads even in good conditions. I cannot drive it over 30 miles per hour and my mechanic cannot figure it out. He said everything looks good and tight, he has checked the bushings, sway bar, he replaced a rear linkage knuckle and now my steering wheel sits crooked. He also said I do need front upper and lower ball joints but he does not think this will solve the swaying problem. Help, we need ideas?

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    Rae Skow Jan 02, 2014

    Also it does not make any strange noises and mainly happens when I press on the gas.

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If the steering wheel is "crooked" after the mechanic worked on your vehicle, you need to find another mechanic to diagnose the problem.

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you should put that bushing kit back in you will bounce a lot with out them not safe to drive I think the kit retails for 14-20 bucks! if the old ones are gone that makes it twice a easy to replace hope this helps

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SOURCE: 2003 Ford Explorer sways all over the road.

just bushings. unless the bar itsef is damaged (cracked, bent, broke, etc) just replace the bushings.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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SOURCE: JUST HAD ALL BALL JOINTS REPLACED, AND SWAY BAR

Hi Brian,

That is normal, play in the steering is the sum result of the play in each of the ball joints. Too much collective play and the vehicle wanders.

The replacements have made the steering more responsive. Sometimes it is too responsive. They will loosen up as they are broken in by use. Within a few weeks steering will more natural again.

I would advise having the alignment rechecked at two weeks. The breakin process can throw off the alignment and ruin tires pretty fast.

Best regards,
Mike

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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