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Old 08-28-2006, 08:54 PM   #21
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Ok.. thanks.. Just got done rotating the tires
Wow, that'* quick. Alright, let us know how it goes.
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Well, I took the car for a short ride. I think I should have taken it longer.. but just didn't have time. I am headed up north this weekend, so I will for sure be able to tell then. But my initial asumption is that rotating the tires seemed to have helped...I looked over the tires good when rotating them, and can not notice any physical issue with the tires. They also still have good tred on them...

Thankx again for all you support.. I will taken any ideas you may have and I will try to get a post back on this Sunday night or Monday morning when I get back home...
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Well, I took the car for a short ride. I think I should have taken it longer.. but just didn't have time. I am headed up north this weekend, so I will for sure be able to tell then. But my initial asumption is that rotating the tires seemed to have helped...I looked over the tires good when rotating them, and can not notice any physical issue with the tires. They also still have good tred on them...

Thankx again for all you support.. I will taken any ideas you may have and I will try to get a post back on this Sunday night or Monday morning when I get back home...
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Perhaps the tires had been rotated just prior to you buying the vehicle....is that a possibillity? If so, perhaps what happened is "radial pull" - when a seemingly perfectly good tire only wants to ride well in one location on the car.

I had a van - bought it w/ 45k miles on it. I rotated the tires at 55k. Got a major pulling at higher speeds only. Rotated them back, it went away. Perhaps your'* is a lessor degree of this radial pull...but if you talk to tire guys, they say there'* no such thing. But I believe!

At any rate...hope the rotating did the trick!
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hhhhmmm... That is strange, but if you did what you said and that resolved the problem, then I would have to believe there is such a thing.. I guess at this point I believe anything is possible. Yes, I hope rotating the tires did solve the problem.. Headed out of town Friday. So I will post Sunday or Monday.. I need to call the dealer, because I know they replaced something in the front end prior to selling the car.. For some reason, I want to say it was one of the bearing Toast was discussing earlier in this post..
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Bestand least expensive way I know to check this out is to drive an identical vehicle at the dealer'*. Compare
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Results of tire rotation. Well I am back from up north and had a real good chance to test the tire rotation. I wouldn't say it is 100%, but I didn't really notice the touchy right hand bends as much. My brother-in-law, who is a mechanic, said it could possibly be the strut bearings as well. But like I say, after rotating the tires, I thnk the majority of what I was experiencing is gone.
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