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Old 01-17-2010
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Vibration when turning left or right

I just replaced my shocks and everything went well. It ran fine all day after I was done. Now this morning I went to drive it and now I'm getting a decent vibration when turning left or right. It rides smooth when going straight so I dont know what it could be. Please help.


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did you turn your wheels when it was up? might be air in your rack from that.....that happened when i put my drop kit on.

drive around for a while makin all the u-turns you can and it should go away
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Thanks, I'll try that. I think I did turn the wheel while it was up. My buddy who's good with cars is going to look at it tomorrow and if it doesn't go away soon I'm just gonna take it somewhere.

How long did it take for it to stop on yours?
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bout 10 minutes and ALOT of turning back and forth....imagine 10 minutes on an auto-x track
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Sounds good. I'll post on here tomorrow if that works.
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just to double check.... it is a kind of wobble feeling when your turning right?

take your time with it. if it is indeed the problem you'll feel it get progressively better (less wobble)
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an easier way to get rid of the wobble is to put your front end up on jackstands and start the engine, than rotate the steering wheel all the way left and right about 10 times,
what happened is you might have turned the wheels right or left while the motor was off, that will let air get into the system, that is what causes the wobble,, it's uneven pressure from thepower steering pump, ,
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Just find an open area of a parking lot and do a bunch of figure 8's turning the steering wheel from lock to lock.

This has happened to me when replacing rotors and other front end parts. Also make sure your power steering fluid is topped up to par.
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Works fine now. There was air in the line and the fluid was a little low. Jacked it up and turned the wheel back and forth and the vibration is almost all the way gone. Only vibrates when you get close to the end of the turn. My buddy said it should work the rest of the way out when driving.


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