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Old 10-19-2012, 01:49 AM   #1
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I have a 95 PA Ultra Supercharged. Has 199,900 Miles on it. Runs like a bat outta hell. No complaints from the engine/tranny But what im having issues with is the suspension parts. This car was neglected somewhat before I got it. All the suspension was bad on it. I went to local Upull junkyard found a 95 PA n/a that had nice new(er) suspension on it. (still painted blue and all) Got both front struts and both rear air struts for a whopping $60. Get the fronts put on and i also went ahead and did Brand new inner and outer tire rods on it as well. Now im experiencing somewhat nerve racking steering.suspension issues. When driving it drives pretty straight and relatively smooth. But when i hit a small bump or if its raining and find the ruts of water on the road, my steering wheel jerks all over the place and which turns the front end of the car. And sometimes my front wheels will either lean in at the top or lean way out on the top depending on how its parked. Checked and rechecked to make sure the strut bolts are nice and tight. Now ive thought of a few things that i wanted to run by you guys, Is it possible that I have the struts on the wrong side(*) I forgot to mark which was which when i removed them. Also the new replacements I got, whoever owned the donor car got new struts but not mounts could a bad mount cause this? Or maybe i didnt get the inner tie rods tight enough? (I bought the special inner tie rod tool) Im really stumped on this. Thanks in advance for any help
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napa doesnt list or mention different pn'* for left and right. did you get it aligned
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Check your sway bars.
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I havent had it professionally aligned.... yet it needs it. Just dont want to waste the 80 bucks if i have to pull it apart again. Ill check the sway bar when im under it later today after i get out of class. Thanks
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it will be darty if not aligned, check your control arm bushings and the ball joint for play by prying with a bar but if there isnt play in anything it just needs to be aligned
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I actually just sold that one and got a Much nicer 93 Park ave Ultra for a meager $500 that needs to be tuned up and get ready for my ported 95 supercharger with the 2.5" pulley set up But thanks for the input on the old car. I just couldnt pass up this one for $500. And the new one has a sunroof!
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