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Old 09-27-2007, 11:09 AM   #1
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I get a vibration when driving that I can feel through the steering wheel only when the wheel is turned to the left. Straight and to the right, no vibration. I hear no noises, clunks etc. I even tried turning in a circle all the way to the left and no noise. It feels like I'm getting resistance when I turn to the left while driving (such as bends in the road etc.). The steering wheel doesn't shake but you can notice the resistance and vibration. I'm thinking bad strut.
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The only things I've ever known to cause a "vibration" on a turn are:
Severely chopped tire on the inside of the tire.
Loose lugnuts.
Badly worn wheel bearing.
Worn CV joint starting to lock.

Never heard of a strut causing a vibration only on a turn.

Hope this helps.
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Will it do it when not moving? Could it be from belt slip on the power steering pulley?
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Never heard of a strut causing a vibration only on a turn.

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maybe not the strut itself. but the upper mount will cause a vibration.

if you lift ur car off the ground. grab the spring, and try to shake the whole mcpherson unit. it should be pretty solid.
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Will it do it when not moving? Could it be from belt slip on the power steering pulley?
Only while moving. Today I was driving straight going about 35 and just turned the wheel to the left slighty and back to center(Not enough to really move too much) several times in a row and could feel the vibration. At straight wheel no vibration or noise. Any deviation to the left I get the vibration and a slight moan no matter how slight or how far to the left. Do you think a bad spring could do that? When I hit some bumps I can feel some vibration like that I feel when I turn left.
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