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Re: Strut mount merry-go-round
Nathan Belo wrote:
> I had the same problem you have and I just had it fixed. My front end
> would shimmy very badly. The steering wheel would vibrate. I thought my
> tires needed balancing so I took it in to the local Discount Tire and I
> told them the problem. They put my car on the lift and wiggle my tires.
> The wiggled pretty bad which would explain the vibration. I noticed some
> worn bushings. What the problem was was worn out A-arm bushings. There
> are 4 of them, 2 to a side. The parts are cheap and it takes about 3
> hours, depending on how hard it is to take the old ones out. Good luck :)
Is the following graphic of the A-arm correct?
---------+ | \
[frame] | | \
| | /O (ball joint & wheel)
---------+ | /
Other than free play, how can I tell if these (or any) bushings are worn?
Whadda they look like?
Thanks for the tips.