Re: steering noise
I agree, The rag joint is a common problem on older cars. It can be tricky
to replace because of the tight spaces. You should consider upgrading to a
polyurethane joint if you replace it.
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> "Fred" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
>> I have a problem with the power steering on a
>> 89 LX 5.0.
>> You can feel a clunk while turning the wheel
>> left ot right. I had it to the dealer but all they
>> did was give me a brake job and tighten the
>> wheel bearings.
>> The problem remains.
> Look for a "rag bushing" in the steering shaft. If the rag (flexible)
> part of the joint goes bad, the steering will still work, but will have
> enough slop in it to produce a clunk when the wheel is turned.
> Failing that, could be a rack and pinion problem or a bad tie rod end.
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