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      01-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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325XI driving rather lousy

So I came back from Vacation today and hadn't driven my car in 2 1/2 weeks. Weather has been really cold up here, about 20 degrees Fahrenheit. I drove my car today and the handling has just been lousy , I mean it's never been as bad as it is. For one on hard turns the suspension seems to lose control more often. Along with that the car seems to drift to the right when I'm driving it. I'm not liking this, is it just the weather and the alignment?
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      01-02-2009, 12:53 PM   #2
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Are you talking about driving in snow? I would check the tire pressure, with the temps going down your tires are probably pretty mushy.
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nope. there's no snow on the ground it all melted off. it's just bothering me the hell off.
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I felt my steering wheel shaking today :/
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What tires do you have on the car? You might have some ice in the wheel too, just a small amount will cause the steering wheel to vibrate. Also, if your car was sitting otuside inthe cold you might have temporary flat spots on the tires, which will also cause vibrations.

I drive my wifes Fit when it's cold out because of this.
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Yup, check the tire pressure and get the car parked in a warm garage over night. I had to add more air in mine due to the extreme cold weather in Mid-atlantic area. The low tire pressure light came on so I had to add 3 psi to both rear tires.
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