Alignment Problems

Discussion in '2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk-' started by SterlingGreyGT, Aug 8, 2013.


  1. SterlingGreyGT

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    I just now noticed that I have to turn my steering wheel to the right while driving to keep straight. Do I have a alignment problem? it is only a slight turn of the wheel.
    What do I have to do to fix the problem? How much does it cost?
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    Sounds like alignment of some kind. Not sure what year/model your car is, but earlier S197s had issues with ball joints. It looks like you have a newer one, but anything from a nasty pothole to tagging a curb can put your alignment off. Also, I believe the newer cars have some kind of steering assist or something along those lines, and your system may be off. Overall, I'd take it to the dealer and get it checked before you end up with some bad wear on your front tires.
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    Also, check your tire pressures. You will be amazed what a few pounds off on one side can do to your steering/tracking.
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    I have a 2013 GT/CS. Thanks for the help. I was thinking of taking here to Firestone and see what they say.
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    I would go to a Ford dealership, honestly. A GT/CS should have all the bells and whistles, so I imagine it has the steering tracking assist that I read about. You can check your tire pressures manually, they should be set to 32PSI on all 4 corners. Outside of that, it's suspension and I'd only have a good Ford dealership touch that.
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    Hi SterlingGreyGT,

    You should get in contact with your Service Manager and speak to him about this concern. Also, PM me with your VIN, dealer, full name, mileage, and best daytime number so I can get this escalated to the customer service manager for your area if needed.

    Deysha
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