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Rear Tires Not Riding Straight


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#1 MorganM

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:01 PM

I noticed a long time ago what one of my rear tires doesn't ride straight up and down anymore. It kicks out noticible faurther than the left one. I've seen on other EA82 wagons where BOTH rear tires kick way out; like a Baja buggy with lots of + camber.

Why for does this happen? Havent quite figured it out myself :( Yes, I've crawled under there an looked :P WJM's bushing post got me thinking that maybe its the rear trailing arm bushings?

#2 grossgary

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:15 PM

i believe you're right on with the bushings. you have some bad (or non existant) bushings back there most likely. at least one side is good, should be able to compare the two if it doesn't smack you in the face when you first take a look.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 05:33 PM

rear shocks adjusted up? Also check for rust in the rear or possibly bent parts. Especially if it is only one and not the other.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 06:45 PM

hes got non ajdustable struts.
i think what he wants to hear is that ist most likely a worn out rubber, and not a bent part.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 08:43 PM

Sorry.

But I haven't ever seen a worn out trailing arm bushing on an EA82. I've seen some of your video's. A bent part is a strong possibility,

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 08:54 PM

buahahahahahahahaha, are you saying morganms rig is ghetto, or that he beats on it. :lol:

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 10:46 PM

It sounds to me like you might have tweeked somthing. Get underneath the car(if you have access to a lift even better)and compare how everthing looks from the right side and the left side. If any thing is tweeked it should be obvious, from your discription, it is quiet noticable just by loooking at the rear tires.

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 11:13 PM

buahahahahahahahaha, are you saying morganms rig is ghetto, or that he beats on it. :lol:


I didn't say it ;)

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 03:53 AM

is the steerig off center? a bent rear trailing arm will throw the steering wheel off. mine is bent and looks like camber

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 05:33 AM

I've hit my share of stuff with my wagon.. I'm going with bad bushing or blown struts.

these control arms are strong as hell...
There is a lot of rubber in the sooby rear end.....

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 09:16 AM

Doubt its anything bent. Dunno which video is in reference. I don't think I beat on it but offroading is pretty rough by nature.

I'll have to go over the bushing closer. See what I can figure out I guess.

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 10:44 AM

Crawled all around the rear end lastnight. Bushings are in-tact. Nothing looks bent. I'm still :confused:

Could it be one strut cartraige is worn out?

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 12:32 PM

the 3 bolts that bolt on the outside portion of the trailing arm can pivot if you bounce off something too hard. The position of this determines camber. Likely these are out of whack. You gotta undo the bolts and reposition. The bolts are hell to get loose though, I had to use the torch to get the captive nuts red hot. You should be able to see that its rotated, because you'll see a silhouhette in the undercoating/rust that shows the old position. Hope this helps.

The strut in the back isnt a strut really, it doesnt have anything to do with suspension geometry. Changes in ride height will change camber due to the design of the trailing arms. Sagged springs on the rear strut could cause this, but you'd notice because the car will look its draggin its rump roast.

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 01:00 PM

the 3 bolts that bolt on the outside portion of the trailing arm can pivot if you bounce off something too hard. The position of this determines camber. Likely these are out of whack. You gotta undo the bolts and reposition. The bolts are hell to get loose though, I had to use the torch to get the captive nuts red hot. You should be able to see that its rotated, because you'll see a silhouhette in the undercoating/rust that shows the old position. Hope this helps.

The strut in the back isnt a strut really, it doesnt have anything to do with suspension geometry. Changes in ride height will change camber due to the design of the trailing arms. Sagged springs on the rear strut could cause this, but you'd notice because the car will look its draggin its rump roast.


Excellent info; I'll check the outer arms and see if they have tweaked.

Doesnt apear to my worthless eyes that one corner is sitting lower than the other; but that's nto saying much. I'll bust out the tape measure and see if one bumper corner is lower than another.




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