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 Post subject: EB II fairmont Severe Braking/Steering/suspension issues.
Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:45 pm 
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Hey everyone, my cars been having a few problems I can't diagnose.

Problem 1: The steering feels very light/loose/easy to turn and mainly erratic. The car seems to track into every bump/dip/uneven surface on the road and when this happens the wheel jolts violently, I have to keep a hold of the wheel at all times or the car would loose control, like a bicycle basically, it's ultra sensitive and dangerous. The tie rod ends, k frame bushes, radius rod bushes have all just been replaced and it's still not fixed. Ball joints were also done not long ago. The steering is tight can't find any movement in parts, knocks, rattles.

Problem 2 : The brakes are very bad, despite bleeding the system, new rear rotors (front rotors machined and new pads all round). The car just doesn't seem to stop instantly, like the car throws itself forwards as though the momentum isn't controlled. They also lock up extremely easy (and the car is ABS???) not to mention the pedal doesn't really have much give/leniancy, you push the pedal in more and the brakes don't really "increase" if you get me.

Problem 3: Every time the car goes over a drop/dip in the road, a large rubbing noise comes from the rear suspension.

If any one has any ideas they'd be greatly appreciated!!
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 Post subject: Re: EB II fairmont Severe Braking/Steering/suspension issues.
Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:16 pm 
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mine has the same problem replaced most of the front end but its the rear control arm bushes,mine has at least 2 stuffed .
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 Post subject: Re: EB II fairmont Severe Braking/Steering/suspension issues.
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:13 am 
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You're brake master cylinder sounds kaput
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 Post subject: Re: EB II fairmont Severe Braking/Steering/suspension issues.
Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:33 am 
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your steering issue could be a bad wheel alignment or the tires you have on the front..
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