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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010 Thread Starter
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Unhappy Steering problem on 2008 Mustang GT ?

After the winter, I'm back on the stock BFs... there were a lot of potholes because of the serious cold this winter, and the car doesn't feel like before:

1) First she was slightly turning left: got the car aligned and she drove straight ahead, but it was not easy for the alignment shop. The guy said the car was extremely sensible

2) Now remains a kind of soft steering: before I could drive at 110+MPH with just a finder slightly touching the steering wheel, now you have to correct in one direction, then the other of you went too far

3) The car stopped, when I move the steering wheel it seems the wheels don't immediatly move, and I have to turn a few degrees before feeling the force feedback

=> So:

Ball joints
Steering mechanism
...

Your thoughts ?


The car is bone stock, no mods on suspension.

Thanks for your help

Francois


BTW: Just ordered at brenspeed the Bullit CAI + tune: waiting for it...


Everything started with "Gone in 60 seconds" when I was 10...

2008 Black GT. FRPP (Bullit) CAI + Brenspeed 93 tune.
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How many miles? I just had the lower forward control arms replaced (ball joints) and that made a huge difference in the steering action. Every seam and rut in the road "grabbed" the car. These joints seem to go bad awfully quickly.

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21000 Miles only... so sad

Everything started with "Gone in 60 seconds" when I was 10...

2008 Black GT. FRPP (Bullit) CAI + Brenspeed 93 tune.
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