Brake system and suspension

Tiny
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  • 2007 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 690,000 MILES
I HAVE THREE QUESTIONS:

1)Whenever I run over small bumps my steering wheel shacks and it knocks my car out of balance slightly and I feel it in the steering. What is the issue? I have a 2007 Grand Prix.

2) Whenever I am drive 70mph or higher on the freeway, my car drifts to the light slightly but not a lot.

3) Whenever I hit my brakes I hear wo wo wo sound and they are brand new brakes and rooter, only had them a month and a half.
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 1:02 PM

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Tiny
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First two questions worn struts and need alignment. As to wo, wo not sure without hearing it was wo wo there before brake work?
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 1:12 PM
Tiny
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I have a alignment and balance already probably 2 months ago but my car just still drift off slightly when I am driving on the highway. Before I got the alignment and balance my car was drifting all the way to the left and he had to fix something else to but I forgot what it was, I thinks it was bearing on the left side. No the brake was not making that sound before or after I got the new ones, just started a little after.
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 2:00 PM
Tiny
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Slight drift to right normal due to alignment and crowning of roadway having to pull car back on road often not normal. Have struts ever been replaced? Again the wo wo have to hear
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 2:12 PM
Tiny
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No I have never replaced the struts and the slight drifts I am having now is to the left. I think it is the struts so I gonna try that and another alignment. How much does that usaully cost? And are there 4 struts for each wheel. Finally question I know I am being a pest but I just really wanna get me car together its my first car. Another thing is that I can feel like grinding or knocking in the acceleration pedal when I am driving, do you have any idea about that?
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 2:25 PM
Tiny
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One strut for each corner so 4 total. Shop around for a deal tire stores run these. @$250 for fronts. The noise on acceleration maybe CV joints so have thoes checked.
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 2:31 PM
Tiny
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I seeing different kinds of struts like:
Strut Assembly
Strut Bearing
Strut Bellow
Strut Mount
Strut Mount Bracket

Which one am I looking for?
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 2:41 PM
Tiny
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Strut assembly all rest are parts that make up the strut
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 3:36 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for your help.
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 5:47 PM

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