2004 Lincoln Navigator steering

Tiny
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  • 2004 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 123,000 MILES
When I go over bumps it feels like I may loose control of car. The wheel seems to be "chasing" when I go over bumps. I don't thinks it has shocks and struts since it has air suspension? Any help anyone?

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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 3:25 PM

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Tiny
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HAve you checked the steering components in the front end, especially the ball joints?
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Monday, August 17th, 2009 AT 10:12 PM
Tiny
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Thank-you. I had taken it to a shop prior to your response and that was exactly the problem. Thnaks.

By the way do you think I should have the tires balanced after having thme replaced?

Thanks agian
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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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Yes, whenever you replace tires, they will need balanced. Sorry about the time it took for a response. THere are so many to answer. Regardless, thanks for using 2carpros. Com and let us know if you have questions in the future.

Joe

Also, if you add to this thread, it will show up in my email and I'll get back to you much quicker.
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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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Thanks again for your correct response! Actually I had tires balanced the the ball joints replaced should I again have the car balanced? I feel a slight shimmy around 70-74. With toyo tires instead of my mich.

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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 7:54 AM
Tiny
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THis may sound funny, but do you feel the vibration in the steering or the seat?
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Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 8:48 PM
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Only in the steering so I assume it has something to do with the front. As I mentioned I had the ball joints replaced which made it run ALOT better but I still feel a slight vibration not all the time but around 70-75? Could any other part possibly be worn out? I have only 123,000 miles

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Friday, August 21st, 2009 AT 5:54 AM
Tiny
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Chances are it is either tire balance or alignment. If you feel it in the steering, you're right. It's coming from the front tires. When you feel it in the seat, it's the rear. Did you have it aligned when the work was done or the tires balanced?
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Friday, August 21st, 2009 AT 9:12 PM

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