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Re: Front end problems 4K q

On Mon, 12 May 1997, Marc Gelefsky wrote:
> I know the car needs shocks (Bad!) but when I corner fast to the left I
> get a bad shake that almost feels like a wheel (shock?) is shaking.

If the shocks are as bad as you say they are you are probably feeling your
tire bouncing on the pavement.  Since the shock is dead there is nothing
controlling the springs allowing the tire to bounce up and down at a quick
enough rate to feel like shaking.   I am assuming that the rest of your
suspension isn't in tip top shape so all the play associated with worn
components simply exacerbates the problem...

 > Does this car have upper strut bearings

Yes it does.  These are probably worn out as well and will keep the strut
from fitting tightly against the shock tower of the car.


Brendan Rudack

Fenton, Michigan 

'88 90Q "my boostless racecar"
coil-overs, G60s, 63mm exhaust, 
modified bumper....