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Tiny
SHOWTYME
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  • 1995 FORD MUSTANG
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 236,158 MILES
I had ball joints done yesterday on my mustang. Now my steering makes noise and isnt smooth. Also sound coming from passenger wheel. Wasnt like this before? Before work was done there was an issue with the hoist. Kinda buckled on one side and my car almost fell off. Could this have twisted something?
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Sunday, April 10th, 2011 AT 2:20 PM

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Tiny
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Im reaaly bothered by this. I went for a ride this morning. The steering was so smooth and now its like you turn it a bit and it sticks and ya have to pull it back to straighten out. Kinda whines now too. The noise on front side gets louder as you speed up. The hoist incident must have done damage but im no mechanic have no idea what it did, and the mechanic doesnt think its from the incident. He used my car to adjust his hoist! IM ****ed.
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Sunday, April 10th, 2011 AT 2:26 PM
Tiny
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I just had a mechanic take it for a ride. Steering isnt correcting itself. Definetly something wrong he said. I gave the other guy crap for screwing up my car. Ideas folks? Only wheels ive got!
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Sunday, April 10th, 2011 AT 4:09 PM
Tiny
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It does sound like some thing got damaged. A second or third inspection should provide you a detailed written description of the problem that you can take to the first shop although many shops are reluctant to "tattle" on their competitors. You might need to visit a body shop too. They are good at locating and estimating structural damage.

When it comes to an elusive noise, there is a tool called the "Chassis Ear" that is real helpful. It is a set of six microphones that are attached to suspect points, then you drive while listening with head phones and switching between them. By moving the microphones around, you can zero in on the source of the noise. Be aware that many mechanics have never seen or even heard of this tool. Most new car dealerships have them but they rarely get used.
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Sunday, April 10th, 2011 AT 4:55 PM

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