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RE: Bently UFO shimmy RR Procedure

Don't forget getting the rotors red hot with properly torqued wheels.  That 
may have rounded them out. :-)
Pat Martin
864000csq  2 1/2 cat back, H&R-Boge,advanced and loving it.  Drilled and 
stopping it.  Koenig Cobra 16x7 with AVS Intermediates, conversion in 
progress, K&N.
95 subaru legacy 
Bothell, Wa

> Bentley says in section 46.27:
> "Follow the procedure below to eliminate recurring problems with
> steering wheel shimmy during braking."
> <snip>
> Vehicles less than 40,000 miles replace worn or damaged control arm
> bushings as neeeded.
> Vehicles with more than 40,000 miles replace both front inner and outer
> front control arm bushings.

> My '91 200 tq is at 95k miles. Has anyone had any luck with changing the
> control arm bushings or are new rotors always the only cure for the
> shimmies?

Did them on my 86 5kCSQ for the same reason.  Still have some front end
shimmies.  The biggest improvement came when we replaced the brake pads
after destroying them at PIR.

With Pat Martin's help, it was an evenings work, including the time
spent grinding down an old subframe bushing to use to press the old
inner bushings out.  A 32mm socket _cut_ the guts of this bushing out
- pressed right thru then the ground down subframe bushing pressed out
the bushing's metal sleeve.  The sleeve is useful for pressing
the new bushing in, so it's good to press at least one out.
We did the sway bar bushings at the same time.  The parts were
less than $100 total including shipping from GPR for both sides.