shifting/ waving body motion

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Asked by Sep 18, 2013 at 09:59 AM about the 2002 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 ford focus. when going over bumps and going left on the highway/ on-off
ramps the car does a waving/shifting motion. i cant for the life of me to figure out what the
problem is. I changed the bold under the car for the sway bar and its still doing it.

5 Answers

Sounds like bad tires or u need a alinement

Also check the steering box

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ok thank you. they are fairly new tires, the guy had just put them on when he parked the car in February. i got the car about a month and half ago.

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There are a number of things to check that hasn't been mentioned here: Control arm bushings and Ball Joints are the leading cause of wandering. Also, loose tie rods (inner and/or outer), shocks/struts, mis-matched tires etc. Many local shops will do a chassis evaluation for around $20. They'll hoist it, give a wiggle, shake and a couple of pokes with a pry bar and tell you exactly what they find.

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Well I think I found the problem. Went to do an alignment and noticed the rear passenger tire was moving side to side. So looked it up and its the control rod!

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