1997 Saturn SL1 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles
My 97 Saturn SL1 jerks to the left and right. I've replaced the lower ball joints, outer tie rod ends, both struts and strut mounts. There is no wobble or give to the tires so I didn't think it was a wheel bearing. I already know my CV shaft is bad and plan on replacing that soon.
My question is, can a CV shaft cause a car to jerk to both sides?
When driving down the road the steering wheel will be perfectly straight but when I hit a good sized bump in the road the steering wheel is suddenly 4 inches off center in either direction. There is no way this is safe and I don't want to keep driving the car and end up with someone getting hurt.
What else could the problem be?
Is there some type of steering gear box with a worn gear that perhaps I don't know about?
have the same problem?
Thursday, December 31st, 2009 AT 9:13 PM