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Old 07-17-2006, 11:39 AM   #31
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Pete....glad you got it done... a good learning experience there.
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invest in a good compressor and a reversible air drill and some carbide drill bits that saved me so much time

im glad you got it down
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Just took a test drive. It does need an alignment still but it really feels no less aligned than before. I can definitely say it drives much better and feels muuuuch more stable. I used to wiggle the steering wheel back and forth and feel VERY little response. The response is better now...doesn't feel "new" but maybe an alignment will improve that.

My TR ends seemed ok when I looked them over, but I may replace them anyway.
Glad you got it done.... The Alignment should straighten it all back out and make the car friendly to drive again

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Pete...when it'* getting the alignment.. you probably want to get those tires balanced.
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Pete...when it'* getting the alignment.. you probably want to get those tires balanced.
Yes, I was thinking that today. I still have the slightly bumpy ride at highway speeds that I got before. I'm certain these wheels are bad, hopefully none are bent The crappy part is that I will probably do the tie rod ends in a couple weeks, so I'll have to pay for TWO alignments in a short period of time...unless I do the TR ends this Saturday... I kind of wanted a break from working on this thing though.

Don, I hope the alignment does help a lot. I can still wiggle the wheel back and forth and there is not a ton of response. Granted, I am not wiggling the wheel back and forth a lot when I do it. Maybe it just needs the alignment, or maybe it could use some TR ends
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Damn guy... lol

The Tie rod ends are easy to replace... But you will want to mark the position of the old tie rod before removal... That way it will be as close as possible...

Is the car pulling bad? wearing the tires wrong? Are the tires in good shape as in lots of life left?

Maybe go a week without the alignment, replace the tie rod ends and then align?

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Don...his biggest problem is the tires came from Morty and he supposedly picked them up from another member. Pete probably hasn't put enough mileage on to know how they are actually wearing.

There was so much dirt on them before that if they had been semi balanced..all the dirt was probably factored in.
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