Looking for causes for steering wheel shaking and drifting

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I have 03 mitsubishi montero sport 29000miles, (i think the engine size is v6?), And was hit by another SUV on the front left side by left front wheel. The damage seemed minimal to front bumpers, and hood, and realignment and etc, but ever since the accident, my car drifts to the right especially on a freeway when the speed is over 50mph, and steering wheel shakes a bit on a freeway as well. Both problem is more salient when the speed is over 50mph, but drifting is there even if i'm driving in the city slow. I also noticed that when I try to make a sharp left turn, it has a resistance (more difficult to steer), and I don't experience the same resistance on the sharp right turn. The car has been repaired and alightment was checked twice, but it is within the range. If you have any suggestion to what might be a problem, please help me understand what's going on.

Thak you! :Wink:

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Monday, January 22nd, 2007 AT 7:44 PM

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You might have a tire problem. Try rotating the front two tires side to side and see if the symptoms change. A bad tire can give the symptoms you describe regarding the shaking and pulling. By swapping them side to side, you will see an opposite reaction. While the wheels are off have the balance checked and have the rims checked for any bend in them.

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Monday, January 22nd, 2007 AT 8:08 PM

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