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My 1998 Expy is pulling to the right and vibrating when hitting bumps in a left turn at hwy speeds. Every three or four years I have part replaced in the suspension that breaks and costs about $20 + Labor. I'd like to save the $200 in labor. Any thoughts?
 

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My 1998 Expy is pulling to the right. Every three or four years I have part replaced in the suspension that breaks and costs about $20 + Labor. I'd like to save the $200 in labor. Any thoughts?
It is possible that the pull could be caused from improper tire inflation - are all your tires inflated properly?

You mention that you have had "parts replaced in the suspension" has an alignment ever been done? It is also possible that your vehicle is out of alignment or the caster or camber need adjusting/setting, I apologize as I do not recall exactly the way to say it.

A pull to the right could also be caused by a caliper sticking or if I recall correctly the rear parking brake dragging.

A slight pull to the right could also be caused by the crown of the road, I only mention this as my vehicle pulls to the right on only one particular section of road I travel on, which is also an older road travelled on by heavy truck and Semi's as well.

Is the pull while driving or while breaking, it is constant or only on certain roads?

vibrating when hitting bumps in a left turn at hwy speeds.
Hummmm, I am having trouble understanding this. I read it to mean you are feeling this vibration when turning left at highway speeds and hitting a bump, is this correct?

Also where exactly is the vibration felt, through the steering wheel, the accelerator pedal, the driver's seat???

I have the feeling I have missed something and hope another member will assist if I have.

Hope this helps.
 

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my 2000 EB expedition pulls right...checked everything, calipers, tire pressure, suspension...found lower ball joints slightly loose w vertical play but not soft at all sideways...alignment was adjusted to reduce the pull to the right.
In final analysis, I will have the lower ball joints changed...did lots of research, Napa sells the McQuay Norris ball joints which are made in the USA (Illinois I believe) and have the zirk fitting which the OEM's do not. Hopefully this will fix the winter squeals and pulling to R.
If not, then its most probably a spun belt inside the radial tires...will update
 

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Yeah. I was going to suggest swapping the two front tires around. This "tire test" is way cheeper than buying ANY part.

Good luck & report back to us with your solution....
 
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