I’m wondering if anybody has any idea what I might be in for when I
take my car in for fixing... I drive a 1999 Ford Escort SE
The steering has recently become really loose... and when I hit about
50-60 km/h the steering wheel wiggles and the floor of the car kind of
pulsates (I hear clicking, sounds like the tires are going over bumps
consistently). The weird thing is, the other day it snowed and when
driving on the snowy roads it felt like driving normal again, no loose
steering and no clicking tire noises... not sure if it’s a wheel
balancing problem or something more serious. Any ideas? Thanks!
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This sounds like (inner) tie rod ends worn, in my experience with Escorts and
vehicles with R&P steering. The snow seems to dampen the "clunk" on inner tie
ends. It seems to accentuate the "clunk" on outers. Get the front end checked
Yep, you're absolutely right. I always hope folks don't let their tires get
bad, though. They do, but I can always hope.
I like to give people the benefit of the doubt here on the newsgroup. Then I
look at my own family and wonder if I really should. I would think that good
a vehicle was something important. That's not to my Brethren, or sisteren(?)
obviously. Both are driving vehicles, and hauling children, in vehicles that
tires that I wouldn't have on a farm vehicle.
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