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Re: HALP! 86 Coupe Front end
>I'm pretty frustrated over a suspension/steering problem that has yet to
>be solved despite some
>pretty significant (read --> $$$) repairs. Hope I can get some ideas from
>The car is an 1986 Coupe GT with just under 85k on it, and I just can't
>get the front end right.
>I bought it in January--it handled & tracked great. But soon, the LF
>bearing started to go
>(noise, vibration, etc.) and I had it replaced.
>1) After a week, the car started to produce front end & steering wheel
>became harder to control, lane changes became nightmarish (esp. over a
>crown or rut in the
>road). These bad characteristics began to present themselves at all
>times, not just during
>braking or slowing.
>5) There is still a vibration in the front end, slight but more pronounced
>when braking. The
>car still wanders some, and there suddenly seems to be what feels like
>excessive body roll in
>turns, and it is producing more and more road noise. Going into turns
>feels like a tire is low
>(not so) and is loading up very quickly. Conditoins are worsening,
>apparently every day of
>Any ideas? Are there suspension/steering quirks on the Coupe I'm not
>going to cure with
>standard shotgun-blast Repair/Replace techniques?
Check the Strut gland nut, it can do what your describing if it's loose.
Eric Fletcher S.O.C.
St. Louis, MO