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I have a 97 saturn sl and i was pulling out of my parking spot when i noticed that it felt like i had driven over a bump as i was backing up. it only does it while i have the wheel turned. i have 17in rims on my car just in case it matters. thank you

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  • Julie Feb 08, 2010

    What if it does feel like you went over a speed bump? How big of a speed bump are we talking about here?
    I appreciate your help!


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If your at lock either way and backing up, it usual is the CV joints are turning at their maximum and have a little bit of a bind at that angle. Nothing out of the normal unless it feels like it went over a speed bump. If it's just a little slight bump then it's the CV's at their maximum angle.

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Testimonial: "Thank you for your help! I tried turning the wheels to a less than maximum angle and it went away and hasn't given me a problem since."

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    Jta91 Feb 08, 2010

    If it's just a few "hilly bumps" like you drove over a small rock, but if you feel like you went over a pot hole that may be a different story. It should also feel "rotational" as your backing up like it's a hill then flat, hill then flat, hill then flat in a rotation equal to your tires.


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