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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:08 pm 
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Hey Peps...

I had a s**t load of steering wheel wobble under brakes and one day while i was checking why my front end was clunking (Sway Bar Pin Rubbers were next to nothing) Replaced the Sway bar pin rubbers with blue polyuthrene bushes and noticed my brakes were metal on metal.

I replaced them noticed that the ball joint boots were f**k sprayed wd40 and left it at that... seemed to have fixed my problem.

But today i got up to speed on an 110km limit road and then sorta slowed done quickly and the wobbles came up again.

The thing is i need to get a wheel alignment and front wheels rebalanced which should be happing on friday midday.. Hopefully that should fix the whole wobbly steering s**t..

My main problem now that driving along a straight near perfect road the a** seems to be going side to side just slighty, What would that be from?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:16 pm 
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to much power lol joke

check your watts link bushes, and while your there check rear control arm bushes for free play

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:54 pm 
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steering rack stuffed?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:14 pm 
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huggiebear wrote:
steering rack stuffed?


i don't know there is any noises or dramas with the rack itself but i will soon find out when get the wheel alignment, i think other then the ball joints boots being next to nothing (signs nothing to point they are rooted)

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:04 pm 
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yes my car shudders when im breaking at around 60 kms? only starts at that time and then drops of at around 40km mark? got a wheel alignment and still. anyone know what the go is? cheers.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:15 pm 
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Rear control arms maybe...
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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:18 pm 
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Sound's like you all need to get your Rotor's checked. A wheel alignment won't fix it, only make's a car drive straight and tyre's wear evenly. Hence alignment of all four (4) wheel's

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:18 pm 
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take it to pedders for a check

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:19 pm 
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I have issue with front shuddering also - Had it in both the old Fairmont and the Futura - Wheel Bearings did it once, but usually is the warped front disks... Also, warped rears shudder the brake pedal, which in turn, shudders the fronts, which in turn, shudders the wheel.

Ho hum.

EF / EL BRAKES SUCK THE BIG ONE.

My Fairmont wagon tended to "creep" a bit too. Someone with more mechanical knowledge than I laughed "LIVE REAR AXLE" and promptly ran away giggling somewhat stupidly. Whatever that means.
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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:03 pm 
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My Brake Pedal doesn't shudder or do anything weird.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:06 pm 
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but does the whole car shake

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:13 pm 
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maybe you have 24/7 sugar crashes

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:13 pm 
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svo_matt wrote:
but does the whole car shake


no only the steering wheel

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:21 pm 
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Froudey wrote:
svo_matt wrote:
but does the whole car shake


no only the steering wheel
i would probly get the disc machined,i had the same problem and thats what it was

 

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