Alright today i hit a pole hole and from that moment on the rear can randomly decide to sway or set the toe in the rear to hard i can hear the tire skipping i know its a mc pherson strut set up. I can't seem to check for damages on jacks since the whole suspension sags holding everything tight. Under turns it seems to want weave. under straight line acceleration it seems to hold still light peddle or coasting seem to be the main ways i can get it to sway. I'm curious if anyone else has had this problem and can point me to the right part. I can't feel that much play in the tie rod but again once lifted it doesn't shift.
Side note i'm selling my fiero at the moment and someone is interested so i'm kind of in a bind trying to sort out this issue so not to get beat on price but also sell a safe to drive car. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated
You reference a tie rod so I assume it's an 84-87. Could be a number of things but I suspect the lower ball joint or tie rod end. You will need to check it loaded. Can you jack up the car and then put a jack under the lower control arm to load that wheel? Or just try to jack it up by that LCA if your jack is low enough. You can take off the wheel at that point (replace 2 lug nuts) and try to shake the rotor up/down & sideways. You should be able to see something moving. Look at the LCA bolts, strut bolts, tie rod ends, etc. Have a buddy do that for you while you hold on to all those things and feel for looseness. Also look for a bent LCA. Just some ideas????
So jacked up the back took the wheels up jacked up under ball joint I cant really get anything to move so I'm guessing the ball joint is damaged but that's still guessing unless you've got suggestions I can check for the bolts and control arm bushings seem intack on both sides I tried checking both sides just incase
Control arm bushing Bushing again Well removed the ball joint going to remove it visually looks fine doesn't feel loose but now that it's out might as well replace it (have to anyway since i drilled out the rivets) Though curious if anyone notices something i don't.
[This message has been edited by Turrent (edited 03-27-2014).]