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 Post subject: Driving 60+ kph car feels like a snake
Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:19 pm 
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Hey guys I've got an el falcon 1997 ex cop car it's a bloody good car but one thing is when I'm driving over 60 my car feels like a snake I've replaced my tie rod ends and balljoints and flushed my power steering I dnt have a clue what to do next if anyone has an idea or has experienced the same thing please inform me thanks guys sorry for the long message

 

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 Post subject: Re: Driving 60+ kph car feels like a snake
Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:22 pm 
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Define 'feels like a snake'?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Driving 60+ kph car feels like a snake
Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:23 pm 
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do you have play in the steering rack? does it feel like its steering from the front or back end?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Driving 60+ kph car feels like a snake
Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:25 pm 
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Well sensitive steering it's like as soon as u turn the steering wheel it wants to turn as I said I notice at 60 but worse when I'm at 100 I keep thinking that I'm going to get pulled over cause they'll think I drunk haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: Driving 60+ kph car feels like a snake
Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Not sure it feels like back but front all so my steering wheel had play in it but i replace the tie rods the other day and got a wheel alignment but it's still funny to drive

 

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 Post subject: Re: Driving 60+ kph car feels like a snake
Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Driving 60+ kph car feels like a snake
Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Driving 60+ kph car feels like a snake
Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:01 pm 
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How it feels like it's all over the road the steerin is sensitive/ touchy in a straight line it feels like my a** end is kicking from side to side I'm not sure how to put it

 

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Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:05 pm 
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check your rear suspension bushes....
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 Post subject: Re: Driving 60+ kph car feels like a snake
Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:08 pm 
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I've changed all my shocks but on the rear cause it's lowerd I couldn't get the nut on on top so I changed the rubbers and from memory they were smaller in thickness and diameter could that have a reason for it that for replys to mate

 

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Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:17 pm 
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what about the wats link and uper and lower control arms, have you checked them??
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 Post subject: Re: Driving 60+ kph car feels like a snake
Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Haha sorry mate wheres the sensor located and no I haven't checked the control arms how would I no if it's was to do with them

 

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Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:31 pm 
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well your rear suspension (other than your springs and shocks) consists of 4 control arms with rubber bushes, there is also the wats link at the rear of the diff which stops your diff from moving side to side. this also has rubber bushes..

worn bushes= side to side movement = rear end feeling like its loose or as you say snake like....
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Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:34 pm 
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Monster el wrote:
Not sure it feels like back but front all so my steering wheel had play in it but i replace the tie rods the other day and got a wheel alignment but it's still funny to drive

did the wheel alignment guy test drive it after the job was done?front and rear tyres are squared off and the print out gives you the angles for both.did they say any thing about it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Driving 60+ kph car feels like a snake
Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:36 pm 
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Ok I understand haha I'll b check all that ive never had this problem before and this is my 3rd el but I've never had them lowered or have and LSD diff before so I no that it'll drive different but nothing like ATM. If it is the bushes is it an easy fix to do myself

 

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