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Old 07-29-2006, 06:17 PM   #1
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Recently I just did a major tune up on the suspension in the 1996. I replaced the rear struts with monroe sensatrac'*, I replaced the front right control arm (it was bent) and I had the whole mess aligned.

It rides great now, I have much more control, and the passenger side tire doesn't rub inside the wheel well now.

The problem is, when I make hard right turns everything is dandy...but when I make hard left turns i get what sounds like a tire squealing. Only does this on really hard left turns, and not right.

Any ideas?
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Sounds to me like one of the shields is not mounted properly, or sitcking out like mine was. I had this problem but mine was hitting the tread. I found that one of the splash shields behind the tire to guard water from getting into the engine compartment needed to be pushed in toward the engine. I would say to turn the wheel to the direction that it squeals and look in the wheelwell to see what the tire may be hitting. It'* probabally not going to be really noticable (look hard for wear marks in the plastic shields) since it was worse before the alignment, and now its just a light squeal. Start with the easy stuff. Let us know what you find.
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