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Old 11-30-2005, 05:29 AM   #1
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I been having problems with the driving feeling. I replaced the front struts, reconditioned the rims, balanced the 4 new tires and replaced the rotors and calipers. But I still feel like something is loose when I go thru a bump, or uneven road change. Some of my friends say is the outer/ ineer tie rod end. Others the Rack & Pinion. Don't know. I know though that I had lifted the front of vehicle and move the tire left and right with my hand and they're loose, but not much.

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Get a friend and jack the car up. Have them wiggle the tire with hands at 3 and 9. Any movement? If so..you crawl under car and figure out where it is...

Inner and outer tie rods are common enough. Racks aren't as common...but definately possible.
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You may also want to try the 12 and 6 positions as well. Could be a wheel bearing, strut bearing...etc.
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ive got a similar problem, when i take turns, i hear an awkward bump from the rear tire, is this from a tie rod?
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