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Suspention fix question by NightMare Cruiser
Started on: 08-20-2013 09:50 PM
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Last post by: NightMare Cruiser on 08-23-2013 11:24 PM
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After the 3800 swap I had the car aligned. Now after a few weeks and 300 miles it feels "wishy washy" car wiggles a little as you drive. Almost like it's really windy out side. Also the steering wheel used to be straight (9 & 3) now the left side is at 10 and the right at 4. For a few miles if I turned right the wheel would correct its' self. I went under car and looked around, nothing clunking or banging. What could this be?? I don't want to order something I don't need. Also want to do most work myself before hitting up the local STS shop.
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Report this Post08-20-2013 09:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
something slipped on the alignment I think.
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I agree, something slipped on the alignment. I had the same trouble with my 88 GT for a few years. I kept getting it aligned and it kept going out of alignment. I don't know if you have an 88 or not, but if you do before you get it aligned again, buy some of Rodney Dickmans paddle nuts and bolts for the upper A-Arms. These nuts are slightly compressed and will not back off.
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1987 base with 3800 sc swap
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Check the torque on the axle nuts. They can make the car feel squirrely.

Joe Sokol

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Check the torque on the axle nuts. They can make the car feel squirrely.

Joe Sokol




Hehe.... i had my wheel bearing shear in half because of the rear axle nuts.... btw they should be 200ft lbs... and make sure your wheel bearings aren't bad.
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Report this Post08-23-2013 08:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tesmith66Send a Private Message to tesmith66Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Loose axle nuts and / or cradle bolts will cause this. Loose or worn suspension & steering components will, too, but the alignment shop SHOULD have caught those.
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Today I tightened all 4 cradle bolts and both axel bolts. None of them were loose. I did notice a "little" bit of play in the rear pass wheel. Tomorrow i'll replace that bearing. I also replaced the front shocks. The driver one was fine. The Pass one was DONE!! Car drove a little bit better. Gotta replace the rear struts also. Then go directly and get the alignment done again.

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