Problem Symptoms Table

Use the table below to help determine the cause of the problem symptom. The potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "Suspected Area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Replace parts as necessary.

PROBLEM SYMPTOMS REFERENCE

Symptom

Suspected area

See

Wander or pulls

Tires (worn or improperly inflated)

TIRE AND WHEEL SYSTEM

Wheel alignment (incorrect)

FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT

Hub bearings (loose or worn)

ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION

Steering gear (adjustment required or broken)

Front wheel shimmy

Tires (worn or improperly inflated)

TIRE AND WHEEL SYSTEM

Wheels (out of balance)

TIRE AND WHEEL SYSTEM

Shock absorber (worn out)

REMOVAL

Wheel alignment (incorrect)

FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT

Lower Ball joint (worn)

ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION

Upper Ball joint (worn)

REMOVAL

Hub bearings (loose or worn)

ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION

Steering gear (adjustment required or broken)

POWER STEERING GEAR

Rear wheel shimmy

Tires (worn or improperly inflated)

TIRE AND WHEEL SYSTEM

Wheels (out of balance)

TIRE AND WHEEL SYSTEM

Shock absorber (worn out)

INSPECTION

1. Axle bearings (loose or worn)

ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION

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