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Old 08-22-2006, 02:58 AM   #1
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Okay, this is the first i've ever heard of this on a car... so weird...

my car has 115k miles on it.
when going down the road, if you turn the car to the right and then straighten back out, you have to keep the wheel slightly to the right to stay going straight. it will stay like this until you make a left turn. and after that you will have to keep the wheel to the left to stay straight..... its almost like it forgets the center mark when you turn the wheel......

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Sounds like you have some worn parts.. possibly tie rods.
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Hm..... i dont know. i hate to take it into someplace for it to be something simple...
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I have the same exact problem. I have brought the car to 2 different mechanics with no resolution yet. I have much bigger problems now, I feel like my car is falling apart. I have posted on here with this issue before but never got a fix. Just dealt with it. It seems to happen a lot more when its cold out.
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is there anyway to easily check for bad tie rods?
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Sounds like you have what'* called "steering memory". Is there sizable "hole" or dead center between the car turning left and right?
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it seems it takes quite a bit to of turning the wheel to turn... and on the highway jiggling left and right doesnt make much movement at all
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Could possibly be the TRs or ball joints. Wiggling the wheel back and forth with not much response could be a result of bad joints or tie rod ends. Same thing happened to my mom, and the b-joint ended up giving way while we were in the car. Check your suspension to be safe.
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