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When I engage first gear and begin to move with my steering turned sharply to one side, the car shudders violently. This does not seem to happen when the front wheels are pointed forward. I am not able to figure out whether this has to do with the wheels ( I got them aligned recently, but this did not help), or with the fuel flow or clutch. The car is a Fiat Palio 1.25 Petrol with 38,000 kms on it. Any help at unravelling this will be deeply appreciated.

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