> When a lower strut bearing (the big circular orange and
> yellow one that mounts on top of the spring) goes, steering effort increases
> and becomes less smooth, almost "notchy." When an upper strut bearing goes,
> the car tends to pull to one side under power and to the opposite side when
> you let off the power, and you may also hear it "clunk" going over bumps.
AHA! My steering hasn't gotten any worse, nor does is seem to chatter when I
turn. HOWEVER, the thing does pull when I hit the brakes at highway speeds,
and a 4 wheel alignment did not fix this problem any. The squeek HAS mutated
into a thunk when I hit bumps now, no matter how warm or cold the car is. If
my problem is indeed the upper strut bearing, will I be able to grab it and
yank on it and see anything implying a bad bearing? I think the left one is
fine, because the drivers side floorboards are what is thumping (my girlfriend
actually told me of this - she drove it for three weeks, then when we were
going somewhere and I was driving she didn't feel it, but I still did!) Any
help is vastly appreciated!
87 5000CS TQ