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Old 08-21-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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My car is oversteering when I am on an onramp or sometimes down the road it sorta "floats" in the front end. I have replaced the drivers side ball joint and the tie rod ends look pretty good. Movement from the rims on both sides were equal. What possibly could be the problem??

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What do you mean movement on the rims. There should be no movement when you check for play up and down or side to side.

Are your end links in good shape?
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So, where is my play? I changed the driver'* side ball joint and the tie rod was fine. I am not experiencing any uneven tire wear, or driving straight isn't a problem.
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I'm not sure that I understand you asking me where the play is...

You said movement on both rims was equal. I asked how much movement and in which directions did you have movement. Some will tell you I'm good...but knowing things on your car before you tell us.. that'* outta my league.

Any chance you checked the endlinks?
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I have a little bit of play in the wheel when I grab it at the 9 and 3 o clock position and move it from front to rear of car, no play when i grab it at 12 and 6 o clock. Endlinks are energy suspension and in good shape.
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Would you say the 9-3 movement is the steering rack or something loose in the inner/outter tie rods?
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that is where I can't really tell... the movement isn't real easy, it is rather stiff, but still movement. I am sure it is much easier with weight and speed on the tires. It feels like a tie rod, but they look good and unworn. Not a lot of play at the tie rod. I was leaning towards possible strut bearing, not sure how to test that.
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I would say get the car on a lift or on Good jack stands and have someone move the wheel back and forth while someone is looking at the Steering Rack and Suspension.
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I was flying solo last night... I should have someone over this weekend. I will update. Thanks!!
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Thanks Bill...

It is a bad passenger hub. I get to lose 20 lbs in the 105 degree heat changing this!! woo hoo. thanks.
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