firstname.lastname@example.org Posted March 10, 2009 Report Share Posted March 10, 2009 A mechanic friend picked up this car (00 Deville) for me. It seems a perfect fit but prior to my getting it the car sat for while and I am trying to solve some remaining problems. At highway speed I get a slight whine and a vibration if the wheel veers to the left any amount past dead center. This is a common occurrence as there also seems to be a slight alignment issue. This doesn't occur at lower speeds and I've not yet had a chance to address the alignment issue. I did notice one morning that there was a little more effort required at a dead stop, but that issue hasn't returned. At highway speed the problem doesn't get progressively worse if the steering angle becomes more acute. The vehicle manual makes it sound like the Magnasteer option could be available on a Deville. I didn't think that was possible but then again I see some features on this vehicle that seem more associated with the other trim levels. When I first got the vehicle I thought it might ride just a bit firm- I was used to a 01 Grand Marquis LS which was pretty smooth riding. Then after my friend did some unrelated work the ride quality was at least as good as my Grand Marquis. But the next morning it was harsh again. But still better than when I first got the vehicle, at that time it would seem harsh at times and seem to seem to lose composure over certain road conditions. I though it might be a tire issue but now I wonder if the vehicle has the active suspension features and they are working intermittently. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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