Car Shaking Problems
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Steering and Suspension

What causes a slight squeak while driving which stops when steering wheel is moved?


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2010-03-05 20:00:09
2010-03-05 20:00:09

Loose alignment is the most likely culprit.

It could also be the servo if your car has got one.


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