bad shimmy in front end of a 2004 Ford Windstar

my 2004 Ford windstar started to have a bad shimmy in the front end when I accelerate the steering wheel shakes very bad. The van seems to pull to both sides but mostly to the right if anybody might haves
some ideas or has had the same problems pleas write back
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On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 19:27:57 -0800 (PST), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

The symptoms you describe are those of one or more bad CV joint(s). Torque steer is what you feel when it pulls both ways depending on power delivery. Some of this is normal in FWD vehicles. It may increase because of worn suspension parts. One of the most common wear points is the inner tierod sockets. It sounds as if you really need to have your vehicle checked by a competent professional to determine the repairs needed and the best way to do it. If the CV joints are bad, the most cost efficient repair is replacement of the complete axle assembly with a reman unit. Your vehicle has two axle assemblies. Replacement of the axles will probably cost you $3-600 bucks depending on where you are and the shop. If you have worn inner tierod sockets, your best option is usually a complete reman steering rack - not a short rack, a long rack as it may be called which comes complete with both new tierod assemblies. If one side is worn, the other is not usually far behind. The right side usually fails first in my part of the world.
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Thanks for the info i will check it out and let you know what happens
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