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2001 GMC Jimmy Diamond Edition 4dr

2001 GMC Jimmy
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door
17 mpg city / 22 mpg hwy
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June 22, 2012, 5:24 am

John H

Question: why does the truck vear to the left & rightconstantly

all new parts on front end except right wheel bearring and both tie rod ends vehicle drove alright before parts were put in but after parts were put in and front end aligned it kind of has a sticking spot in it and depending on which side of the sticking spot it will vear to that side weather it is on the right it will go to the right if it is on the left side it will vear to the left so you end up constantly trying to compensate and the steering wheel is constantly going left right left right to keep it in the right lane. Please help. one thing I did notice when installing the upper ball joints on both sides was that it did not seem to go in all the way there is almost 3/8 of an inch between the rubber boot and the metal where it normally sits. I even double checked to make sure it was the right one and )'Riley's said it was the right one for that vehicle.

July 2, 2012, 12:08 pm

Elizabeth K

How did you get the old ball joint out? Is it possible that you damaged the seating area for the ball joint? If so, you may want to tear it down to inspect it.

When you had it aligned, did the alignment shop do an alignment inspection? It sounds like something is binding or loose. You may want to go through the components and test them again, including the steering system.

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