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The front wheels feel wobbley. When I drive the front end seems like he wants to go in another direction that I am going. On the highway the cars pulls to the left and then from side to side. When hit 65 the car becomes unstable. I feel like the car is going to tilt over on some turns.

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Maybe the front end parts, like tie rod ends, lower ball joints, or the wheel bearings are worn out.

Take it to a garage to have the front end inspected.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010


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