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Why would my front tires be pulling in toward each other even though I just fixed the ball joints on my 2001 Jeep Cherokee?

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Emily, You may need to have your alignment rechecked, or the repair facility double check the function of components replaced.

Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube If they are both pointing in then the steering alignment needs to be adjusted.

Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at Sounds like you might need an alignment, which is recommended after doing front end suspension work.

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive The vehicle may just need an alignment or another component may also be worn or damaged.

Julie Scroggins, Vice President, CFO at Waukegan Tire and Supply Company Inc. Hi Emily, When the ball joints are replaced it's necessary to have the vehicle aligned. If this was done I'd suggest having a tire store check the wear on the tires. They could have worn irregular from the loose ball joints . If it's not the tires you need to have the alignment rechecked. JKS

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