Date registered: Sep 2015
Vehicle: 1991 300ce
Location: St.Paul, Mn.
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Recently when driving, especially noticeable when driving on the highway, my car has started to drift, even with the steering wheel held firm and straight. Not a lot, but, if you've driven these cars and are use to them being "tight" no drifting, you know the difference. And this car is an old friend of mine so I know it very well..and when something is different like this drifting, I notice it immediately.
Initially I thought it might need an alignment, so I took it to a shop that I use for other cars and after inspection they said that it didn't need an alignment, that it was spot on. So I left.
After thinking about it I called them back and asked if they had checked the tie rods, wheel bearings, steering box etc...they said that they usually perform a shake down of all those parts and areas first as its procedure before performing the alignment analysis.
They mentioned maybe it could be tires..
I was already planning on getting some new tires because I've plan a road trip for the car next month, so right after the alignment appointment I had a new tire appointment. Problem persist even with the new tires.
Putting some new shocks/struts and coil springs on next week..got them last week.
Do I need maybe a second opinion, is there something else that could cause the drifting that they/I might have missed?
Thanks in advance.