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Strange front end problem
Posted 18 September 2003 - 08:26 AM
I've been towing my '85 GL SW with no problem in this regard. The only difference is that the Wagon has power steering, which isn't on when it's being towed. Some have told me the alignment guy messed up but he claims no. Another has said that because I have no power steering in the front end, the wheels are bouncing too much in the turn and that I'd have to put some kind of shock on the front end to prevent this.
Anyone else ever encounter this problem?
Posted 18 September 2003 - 09:16 AM
I have towed my 89 Subie wagon a couple of times with the RV and haven't noticed the issue you describe.
Posted 18 September 2003 - 10:57 AM
Follow me on this:
#1 Even when the steering wheel is locked there is some movement.
#2 Power steering when not powered requires LOTS of force to move
#3 Non power steering moves very easy when at speed
So, I'm thinking that with a powersteering car that isn't powered the wheels are held in place much firmer, where as the car with out power steering isn't held firm due to the design? :eh:
Make sense to anyone but me?
(PS. I love these new smilies )
Posted 18 September 2003 - 11:02 AM
adjust your rack, and if the inner and outer tierod ends are
in good shape, this oscillation will ceace...
Posted 20 September 2003 - 12:45 AM
I'd been worried that the scenario RallyKeith posed was a serious possibility as to the reason.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 03:25 PM
It needs an inner tie rod (and the boot) on the passenger side, but I'm not sure what came first, the chicken or the egg? Did the bad tie rod cause the oscillations or did the oscillations cause the tie rod to fail? The first alignment guy said front end on the 'ru was tight and mentioned nothing about the tie rod being bad.
What do you mean by "adjust the rack?" Thanks for the assist.
Anyone with a good source on tie rods and boots that last chime in!
Posted 25 September 2003 - 04:11 PM
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