Hey all. New to the boards but not new to the cars
However, trying to track down a crazy torque steer problem is proving difficult.
There are two issues I have right now. I'm putting down good power with the cam and it has amplified the torque steer problem I have. Now, I wouldn't call it your normal torque steer.
First issue is I have what feels like 'dead play' in the wheel. I can move it side to side about 1/4" in each direction before it becomes 'solid' and the car turns. I have held the u-joint that connects the shaft to the rack and the play occurs BEFORE that point or at least I'm fairly certain of this.
Now, match this with the car'* crazy idea to just take off in different directions under WOT and it is hard to control it. The car will start to veer in one direction and due to the play in the wheel, I can't correct until it has already decided where it'* going. Once I correct, it starts to go in the other direction and the same problem exists, I have to move the wheel in the other direction before I get control of it again.
I was doing some searches and read that bad strut mounts could be a cause of the 'walking' that the car does under accel, so I am probably going to replace those... however looking in my repair book all the parts from the rack to the wheel are quite costly to replace.. but might have to shell out the money to do it as the 'dead zone' is driving me nuts.
I really notice how bad it is when I get in my Fiance'* GT w/L67 putting down 350+ ft lbs of torque and you can go WOT with one finger on the wheel, straight as an arrow.
Anyway, any thoughts would be great! Seems there are many steering issues with these cars judging by the searches I did :(