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Old 12-29-2005, 22:02   #1 (permalink)
lauren
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HELP! (please:)

Hey all you car experts out there...I need some info before going to
the garage and hoped someone could help me out?

I have a 2002 Ford Focus.

I was recently rear ended (not a major accident)a nd now when I drive
my car over 65mph the steering wheel starts shaking back and forth and
I feel if I were to go any faster the car would just fall to pieces!

I know I need to get it to the garage to have it checked since the
fender bender, but I want to know what the problem could be before
hand.

Also, is it dangerous for me to be driving the car? I travel the
interstate everyday for work and would hate to be one of those
stranded people we all see on the side of the road during morning rush
hour.

Thanks so much for any help anyone can provide...I would REALLY
appreciate it !

Happy Holidays
-Ford Focus Driver

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Old 12-30-2005, 00:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: HELP! (please:)

lauren wrote:
> Hey all you car experts out there...I need some info before going to
> the garage and hoped someone could help me out?
>
> I have a 2002 Ford Focus.
>
> I was recently rear ended (not a major accident)a nd now when I drive
> my car over 65mph the steering wheel starts shaking back and forth and
> I feel if I were to go any faster the car would just fall to pieces!
>
> I know I need to get it to the garage to have it checked since the
> fender bender, but I want to know what the problem could be before
> hand.
>
> Also, is it dangerous for me to be driving the car? I travel the
> interstate everyday for work and would hate to be one of those
> stranded people we all see on the side of the road during morning rush
> hour.
>
> Thanks so much for any help anyone can provide...I would REALLY
> appreciate it !
>
> Happy Holidays
> -Ford Focus Driver
>

Take it and get it fixed now before you kill someone or yourself. There
are alot of things it could be like something bent or broken, a bad
tire, a wheel getting ready to fall off.......I wouldn't drive it over
15mph if it acts like you say. And have someone follow you to the shop
in case you don't make it.
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Old 12-30-2005, 02:01   #3 (permalink)
Mortimer Schnerd, RN
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Re: HELP! (please:)

lauren wrote:
> Hey all you car experts out there...I need some info before going to
> the garage and hoped someone could help me out?
>
> I have a 2002 Ford Focus.
>
> I was recently rear ended (not a major accident)a nd now when I drive
> my car over 65mph the steering wheel starts shaking back and forth and
> I feel if I were to go any faster the car would just fall to pieces!



My first thought is a wheel weight got knocked off or one of the wheels got
knocked out of round. Get it fixed before all the vibration starts causing more
stuff to fail. Prevention is always cheaper than cure.




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Mortimer Schnerd, RN

mschnerd@carolina.rr.com.REMOVE


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