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Re: 90 suspension problems...

Hairy green toads from Mars made LEMONHEAD say:

> My 90 (108k miles) has developed quite a groan/roar coming from the left
> front of the car.  It comes in around 25 mph + and is present regardless of
> driving straight or turning.  I suspect it is the left front wheel bearing.
> Anyone else ever experienced this??
> On another note, at speeds of 60 mph +, the front end seems to loosen up a
> bit; doesn't feel as tight as it should.  Additionally, at these speeds,
> sometimes a slight shimmy is present when I pull my foot off the gas;
> sometimes it's there when crusing.  I'm suspecting that I need to replace
> some bushings...any thoughts??

These both sound like wheel bearings. When I got mine replaced up front,
the entire car was tighter and more solid at speed. I was surprised
how much steering/road play a worn wheel bearing can give you.

Do the bearing first, then see if the rest doesn't go away.


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Only my cat shares my opinions, and she's pretty tight since the dog arrived.