I have a 2010 Lincoln xks and I am checking to see if anyone as had the rear end slide out to the left when driving on ice or slick roads. The front holds its track and the rear end comes back. I don't understand why this happens when there is no power drive onthe rear wheels. The tires on this car are in alignment as I had them checked and they are michilen mud and snow tires. Could you tell me what to do with this problem? The mechanic at Anderson Ford in Lincoln suggested that we not drive it in the winter which was not an acceptable answer. Your help will be greatly appreciated.Thank you.Leon J. Harre
Country: United StatesMake: LincolnModel: MKSYear: 2010
I had the tires and the alignment checked.
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Normally this concern is caused due to just lose of traction which is still quite often in a front wheel drive vehicle because the engine and transaxle are i n the front of the vehicle and there is no weight in the rear to help keep the tires firmly on the ground in loose traction areas. There is nothing you can do to alter the vehicle (parts changing) to make this any better but you can add some weight to the rear of the vehicle just during the winter months to help get the tires on the ground with more pressure. I suggest you purchase 2 80lb bags of sand from lowes and put them in the trunk to see if this helps, if it does not then studded tires i n the rear is the next approach.
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