I recently purchased another car. A beater/pos... to say the best. It'* a 91 corsica. That I bought for $200.. so you can of course imagine what $200 got me.
It'* got it'* share of problems, but for the most part it'* a good car. Brand new brakes from MC back. New fuel pump. New Battery. And 1/2 tank of gas [always a bonus when you get gas with prices these days]. Drove the car home.. and learned the special tricks to driving it [see I call them tricks, when in reality it'* what doesn't work and what you have to do to make it work].
You can't accelerate fast below 30-40mph. Something seems to hit the passenger'* floorboard.. but I don't know what it is. The previous owner said it was a 'chipped tooth in the cv joint' but that doesn't add up. The driver'* side cv joint is junk, and so is the driver'* side lower motor mount [completely broken.. it'* all loose and worthless]. If I do a tie-rod check on the passenger side tire [moving wheel left and right], the entire thing moves about the distance of a really trashed tie rod. But it'* not
the tie rod. The entire hub assembly and I can hear/see the CV joint going in and out of the trans when I move it. Whatever the problem may be, i think it'* related to the noise.
The other problem is the steering wheel is extremely loose. It has a basic tilt column but the steering wheel is very loose. Not something like trying to turn the wheel loose, but the steering wheel can be moved up, down, and side to side. It'* not that big of a deal, but occasionally when it has been shaken real bad, the car will die, or some accessories will turn off [mostly radio.. but the headlights did once too]. The b'ville had this problem quite some time ago, and my mom had her mechanic fix it.. and hasn't been a problem since. So I know it'* something fixable, and a common problem. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
I'll try to shoot some pics so everyone can see my new beauty