Originally Posted by Danthurs
Is there play on it? If not, grease it up. If there is play, ya, it should be fixed but it'* not going to simply fail.
Would I check for play by jacking up the car at the frame then flexing the wheel to find play? I couldn't see play, but I was supporting the car on the control arm.
There is lots of rust in places. But the original owners had the underbody treated so most of the unibody structure, including where the rear mount of the engine cradle, is good. The rocker panels are not in great shape. However, POR-15 seems to have been the best for rust checking. Other common rust paints have done very little to prevent rust.