Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cambridge IL - USA
06 fwd nox. i almost ran off road today. MN weather. icy/dry/snow. drove 50 miles on sunday. felt ok. stayed in lane. today we got 1" of snow and i live 200' from corner. made kind of a humming sound going to corner. got on main road and i could not stay in lane. left/right. but road looked normal. stopped at light about 3 blocks away and as i took off i went into right lane. i could not keep it straight. pulled into parking lot. all tires look good. turned around and limped home. i did hear some popping from front end. like a bad cv axle? but mostly quiet. but very hard to stay in my lane. steering rack? steering wheel knuckle assy? i am familiar with changing those on my older nox.
I would look at the tie rod ends; sounds like a toe-in or toe-out issue; the tires are possibly not pointing straight ahead and are sliding sideways when going straight.
Jack up the front end and attempt to shake the wheels left and right; you will probably find the problem by doing this. There should be no movement in one wheel without moving the other wheel.
On a slick road surface, this makes a vehicle almost impossible to drive. It's manageable on dry pavement but wears the tires quickly.
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Last edited by garbec01; 01-13-2020 at 12:21 PM.