WilliamTheOG

Car Jerking From Side To Side

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So I just bought a 93 mazda 626 and Im not very mechanically inclined. When I'm driving down the road if I accelerate to fast the car jerks to one side, than when I brake it jerks to the other side. Could this be the control arms? or some other problem? Thanks

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The pull to one side when accelerating is most likely torque steer or wheel balance, and the pull to one side when braking is probably because you need a wheel balance or you brakes need to be looked at / balanced.

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Acutally, it's more than likely a control arm bushing. It's possible it's a ball joint or outer tie rod end.

Also, double check that both front calipers are in good working condition. After you drive it for a while, feel to see if one wheel up front is hotter than the other.

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agreed , i bout a mx6 like that once , it was a lca bushing.

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