[200q20v] Front end getting loose!!!!Any suggestions

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Thu Feb 15 19:54:02 EST 2001

You had the ball joint shafts out of the wheel bearing housings and did not
check them, the ball joints?  Dah!  Also, check inner and outer tie rod
ends, and the SB to lower arm bushings.


> From: "Griffon Financial" <griffon at ticon.net>
> Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2001 18:08:24 -0600
> To: <200q20v at audifans.com>, "quattrolist" <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: [200q20v] Front end getting loose!!!!Any suggestions
> Hi all
> With all the discussion of control arms I have noticed the front end on my
> wife's 5000tq is getting very loose....I think the struts are junk, and
> possibly the ball joints/control arms etc. The symptoms are as
> follows...while accelerating/braking  on very bumpy roads( potholes) the
> steeling wheel does the scottish jig,  it's almost hard to hold on to. I
> just installed new rotors/brakes and new wheel bearings. It is possible that
> I could have damaged the balljoints while removing the strut assemblies when
> doing the wheel bearings. At any rate I think a rebuild is in order .....Any
> thought would be appreciated;}
> Thanks
> Tim
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