Dear Dr. Limo,
We have a Lincoln Town Car limo with a front suspension issue. The mirror arm on the passenger side that mimics the control arm coming out of the steer box has suddenly begun to pop out of place and rotate itself 180 degrees to face forward. It tows the car in about 6 inches when it does this and seems to only do it while turning in reverse with the wheels cranked to the right. Any ideas? Kind Regards, Amy Masters
I took your question to two different alignment techs that I have used over the years. Both of them agreed that you have a very interesting case. Both found this strange. They suggested that you straighten the wheels and make sure that the pitman arm (the one connected to the steering box) is perfectly straight and pointing forward ( not shifted a little to the right or left at all)
If it is not, you have found the problem and the wheels need to be realigned with the pitman arm centered.