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Old 07-08-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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Hello again everyone,

A couple weeks ago I took the GXP to the dealership for some warranty work. One the issues that was resolved were a couple oil leaks, one being the oil pan gasket. The shop pulled the tranny out to access the pan and change out the gasket. All is well on that front but upon reassembly other issues have crept up.

I have driven the car for the past couple of days and the handling has gone to hell. Taking an interstate on ramp at more than 25 MPH results in tire howl, mild fish tailing, and bump steer. I'm assuming a sway bar link being over tightened is the culprit however I wanted some opinions of the group before I raise he'll with the service writer tomorrow morning. What is causing these symptoms? As always thanks for any info.
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Seems more likely they messed with something that requires a realighnment. sway bars are hooked back up or not
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Sounds like an alignment issue to me.
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Pictures coming soon!

Let'* just say the car was taken back to the dealership on a flatbed after the front drivers side suspension came apart while making a turn. My instant reaction was that the tech forgot a kotter pin.

The strut, tire, inner fender, CV shaft, and ground effect are destroyed.

Words escape me at this point.
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