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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 01, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have had this weird steering for a long time now, and it is time that it is fixed. Tie rods all new, I adjusted the steering box (helped the feel some but not the problem.) All my bushings are shot, The thing is I dont know if I should get an Idler arm first, then if it doesnt fix it, get pitman, or new centerlink, or control arm bushings?
Is there any way to check these parts to see if they are any good?
What brand of replacements are good?


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 01, 12:49 PM
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Murf,
Rather than waste a bunch of money on parts that may or may not fix the problem, why not take the car to a good front end shop and have them look at it. Even if you want to fix it yourself, the $50 or so you will pay them to inspect it and tell you what it needs will be well worth it. You can throw that much away in a minute on parts that dont need replacing.
If you have all the proper tools, there are checking procedures and specifications for all the front end parts. They should be in your service manual. If you do not have a manual, get one. YOu cannot properly check or repair the car without it.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 01, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dude, I don't know of any front end shops. I have looked, there is just normal les schwab etc, shops.
As for checking My service manual it says nothing about idler, pitman, centerlink measurements. Just on proceedure to remove and replace.
And I have drove the car more since I adjusted the steering box and it is lots better. It is great on flat roads and most of the freeway. But on a little bit slanted roads or grooved road, it still stinks.

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