Car jerks to the left

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Asked by Jan 08, 2016 at 11:17 PM about the 2007 Ford Five Hundred

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I pull out as soon as the gears change the car will jerk hard to the left and
I have to hold the steering wheel tight. It will also jerk to the left randomly. What
is this. the steering fluid is on max and it still does this.

9 Answers

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I'm only 12 but have you considerd a front end alignment also check your cars structure supports and sway bar if this is a car for raceing then try adding frame stiffeners.

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Yes. Being that you're 12 I would rather have an adult answer who knows these cars but thanks.

222,895

Could be a couple things. Jerking while shifting can indicate a transmission issue. If it is that harsh and the car is pulling the steering wheel, it could also be motor or trans mounts that are worn or failed. Maybe a steering rack issue? Maybe your tires are worn, lug nuts loose, one of your suspension component have failed? Best to have it diagnosed by your local mechanic, sounds serious and you don't want to be in an accident hurting yourself or others.

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Best Answer
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Motor does not jump at all. It's only in the front drivers wheel. It does it randomly at times. When I pull out I can go maybe 100ft and the front drivers wheel jerks me into the center lane. I have it parked afraid to drive it. It feels like for example if you drop off the side of the road and you over correct and get that jerk.

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I took pics behind each wheel and think I found the problem but no way of uploading the pic. Someone send me their email and I'll send the pic of both sides

222,895

Copy the photo to your PC and click the "Add photo" link on the bottom of the message box.

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i'll add both photos

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this is the other side

6,245

That looks like the lower ball joint retaining nut is loose. I've not seen them loose like that unless someone replaced something and didn't tighten them up properly. Not seeing any marks on the nut makes me think that isn't the case. Get it to the shop and have them either tighten it or replace the ball joint/lower control arm.

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