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Steering wheel shudders when turning left 03 ford explorer

Steering wheel shudders when turning left change wheel bearing think that was problem

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When my front wheel bearing went the ABS light came on common on ford (exploders) explorer anyway check the unaversal joint on front there thould be no play at all when moving from foreword and reverse actually easyest way to do this is to jack the tire off the ground and move tire back and forth and look for any play, and last tires ? Are they warn my exploder did the same thing the only fix is 4 new same size tires I changed my wheel bearing and tires and all is good at 94K good luck CJ

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