did you go back to the same guys who did it? When I had my cougar, I took it to a new shop, they didn't finish the alignment right...like they tightened everything but once I pulled out of the parking lot, the steering wheel would turn without turning the wheels the same amount as usual. They actually didn't make sure of a certain bar being held in place while tightening the other bolts. So it kind of "fell down" or whatever. I don't know if that's the same for you. I had the same symptom of the steering wheel being too far left then a bit to the right (when driving straight!!) from turn to turn.
Unless something is binding on the stiff side causing it not to turn well. you should jack it up in the front, put it on stands, and you could even take off the wheels so you can see what's going on and have someone turn the wheel to each bump stop and see if it's binding or whatever. Other than that...good luck? idk...I don't want to blame the shop(s) you took it to, but it does happen. I remember I even drove it back the same day and they still didn't get it right. But I had to cut town and get back for school, 280 miles. There was one left turn on a back road kind of sharp, definitely felt the wheels shift to the right and just kept turning the steering wheel to the left. scary!
what all have you done to check it out other than getting the alignments?
Last edited by cawalther; 03-01-2010 at 10:46 PM.