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Above 60 mph steering moves right to left or vise a versa a small amount making it feel very dangerous to continue driving

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You are in bad need of a front end alignment. What has happened is that your suspension is worn to the degree that your tires are now toed out instead of toed in. You probably need ball joints as well. Mine started going bad at 60,000.

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