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Old 11-13-2002, 17:35   #1 (permalink)
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Looseness in Steering/Suspension

Hey guys, i get a VERY annoying looseness in my steering and suspension when im going thru rought patches of road. I can feel the vibration thru the steering wheel and it makes bumping noises in the front suspension unit. Ive replaced the 2 front shockies... does this sound like worn out ball joints?? How do i check them?? Thanx in advance

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Old 11-13-2002, 18:22   #2 (permalink)
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jack the froint of the car up, and place a crow bar under the front wheels and try to lift the car. If yoyu feel a clunk or movement in the wheel, the ball joints are stuffed. Make sure that it is not the wheel bearings though, by tightening them first.
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Old 11-14-2002, 02:35   #3 (permalink)
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Also wouldn't hurt to go around and check that all your major bolts are tight, like your rack bolts, k-frame mounting bolts etc.
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Mine was like this before I replaced the suspension bushes, less than 6months later its back doing it, its going back to the suspension place when I get time....
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Thanx for the reply's guys.... i will put her up on the stands on the weekend and hava look!

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