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You can do a couple simple things to try to figure out what is going on with your expedition:

1) Inspect your tires on the front of the vehicle.
look for any signs of uneven wear or any differences between the two front tires. check the air pressure.

2) swap your tires from the back to the front : If the problem goes away. you need to have your tires inspected for problems, and balanced, if necessary.

3) check for slop in your steering. slowly turn the steering wheel and have someone watch the front tires one at a time. There should not be much play in your steering, meaning when you start to move the steering wheel, the tire should start moving very soon. Check both sides, and often you will narrow down the problem, after looking at the tires and checking for sloppiness in the steering. The most common cause is a worn out tie rod end, but if you don't find anything, usually an auto shop will inspect your car for free, and tell you what they find too.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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