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So, my 2004 Impala is having some issues. If I want to drive in a straight line, I have to turn the wheel maybe a third of the wheel to the right. If I keep the steering wheel straight, it will go left. When I do hold the wheel at the adjusted angle, the tires will also squeal. The tire on the left side also has significant wear on the outside.

I've had the swaybar, control arms, ball joints and tierods replaced. I'm not saying it'* not any of those (although the wheels passed the shake/jostle test), just mentioning that I've had a history with those.

Is this description of symptoms enough for any of you to make a diagnosis?

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If you let go of the wheel does it pull to one side or track straight?

Ultimately I think you need to take it in for an alignment, and the shop will either be able to align it and fix the problem, or figure out pretty quickly what'* wrong once they start looking at it.

I am assuming it was professionally aligned when the parts were replaced, correct?
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Agree ,was an Alignment done after the repairs?
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If you let go of the wheel does it pull to one side or track straight?

Ultimately I think you need to take it in for an alignment, and the shop will either be able to align it and fix the problem, or figure out pretty quickly what'* wrong once they start looking at it.

I am assuming it was professionally aligned when the parts were replaced, correct?
Yes, the car pulls to the left. I had the repairs I listed done to the car a couple of years ago, and the mechanics aligned the wheels. To be honest, I'm a bit suspicious of the rack and pinion assembly, as the steering wheel has made a poppy clunky sound for a year or so, but a local handyman told me that wasn't a problem. I will admit, the car is overdue for an alignment...
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