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I have a shogun 3.2 did import year 2000 auto. i have got two problems.when i tow my caravan it keeps over heating if i keep the speed down to 45 mph it runs ok but as soon as a i approach a hill it overheats again and i have to creep along to stop it overheating. the other problem is nothing to do with towing the shogun seems to have a mind of its own when driving on uneven roads or you drive over ruts in the road.it feels like it has rear wheel steer .it seems like i am constantly correcting the steering to keep it in a straight lineon motorways its fine no props at all.i have tried the following different tyre pressures had the tracking done by lazer.changed one front wheel bearing checked all the joints for wear or play still nothing any help would be appreciated by the way its only done 70000 miles thanks Richard

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