Frontend wobbling after extensive frontend work

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  1. David Smith

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    Sounds like maybe the shop left something lose. I can't think of one single reason why the wheel would move that much in only 15 miles. I would take it back like you said. Then again, if they messed something up like that, maybe I wouldn't...
     
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    Yes, and the steering doesn't feel like it did after the alignment.
     
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    X2 on that and this is exactly what I was thinking the place that did your alignment fubard it somehow. your steering wheel center position should not move at all, it may move slightly over a very long extended period of time as something wore out or if you smacked a curb pretty hard or were involved in a accident, but that's about it.
     
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    Agreed,.. Shop screwed up,..id take it somewhere else and get it done correctly,.. Then take THAT reciept and results back to the first shop and demand a refund.
     
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    Lol, was just askin about yer chevelle is all...
     
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    ok....all is good
     
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    Long as post got deleted..check your steering box..play at neutral was my problem and it turned out to be the steering box. I have literally replaced everything including the centerlink and it just didn't feel right. The steerimg would get tight and then be loose while driving. The box must have had a flow problem or something because even my hydroboost works better after it was replaced.

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    Alignment done again. Still had a loose feeling to it. Especially through the steering wheel.
    Steering gear box is the problem. Going to change it out along with the steering shaft.
    Will give update after I get that done.

    Thanks guys for the input
     
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    Ok, did a complete flush on the power steering gear box and power steering unit.
    A world of difference!
    Back to smooth, no pulling steering.
    A lot of gunk gathered up inside.
    Not a goof in the alignment but gunk clogging up in the box & unit.
     
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    Thanks for letting us know. How did you do this? Turkey baster method? What fluid is recommended?
     

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