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AVIATOR STEERING PROBLEM

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Hello my name is Dean and I have a 2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L V8 that I had just bought from a dealership with 56k miles. The dealership replaced 4 new tires that are BF Goodrich and they cut the brake rotors because of shake in the steering while driving. The problem im having right now is that when I come to 80mph the steering wheel starts to shake rapidly and ive also noticed that the steering wheel istself looks that it is turned 10 degrees to the left when the car is driving perfictly straight without shake untill 80mph when it starts to shake. The car is still under warranty for 30 days from the dealership however they are an hour and a half away. So if its something simple ill do it myself or check it myself and if its something serious then ill have to make the drive. Do you have any ideas on what could cause this shake and the cocked steering wheel and or what to look for to figure out whats wrong? The help would be greatly appreciated!
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Deaner
February 27, 2007.



If you didnt have the shake before the tires were replaced I would have someone check the balance on them before just balancing them to isolate the problem, second the steering wheel being cocked, unless you are driving in the absolute middle of the road the steering wheel will neevr be straight, all roads have a crown to divert water, so if you are driving on the right lane the truck will naturally pull to the right leaving the steering wheel cocked to the left of center and visa versa

thanks, jim

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CHEVYII
Feb 28, 2007.