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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-08-13, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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Ford escort 89, jerking back and forth feels like its coming from back

My escort 89 has had many problems and now it has another, it feels like it is jerking from the back two tires every once and a while. It also feels like the steering wheel jerks a little bit to the right and like drive a little right, what could be the problem?

Axles or something with tires?

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Re: Ford escort 89, jerking back and forth feels like its coming from back

Does this happen when you're braking or just driving. If the brake rotors are warped, this can occur.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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Re: Ford escort 89, jerking back and forth feels like its coming from back

Most Escorts of that year and model over herer have drums on the rear rather than rorors/ discs .So if not rotors . it could be sticking brake shoes , sticking handbrake (emergency brake )cable , wheel cyl etc .Better to get it jacked up and spin all wheels to check tyres for twists or bulges .Check for any excessive wear at hubs / bearings .Steering jerking could be many things , sticking pads , calliper pistons or wear on suspension or steering joints or bushes .Could even be wheel alignment .You need to get a mechanic or someone who has an idea of fixing cars to give it a once over , especially if it's be unused or serviced for a while
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ok thanks, I hope I can get a neighbor to look at it, I really don't have the money if it costs to much I may have to sell it which I don't wanna do because for how old it is its still a good car.
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