[Biturbos4] new guy on the list

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Thu May 10 20:10:54 EDT 2007

The tests - e.g.: get it in the air and see if you can force it to move 
with a pry bar - pretty much always work. The problem is that you have 
no point of reference, so might overlook it.

Sounds like a tie rod to me.  Could be upper control arm/link.


On May 10, 2007, at 7:20 PM, Steve Munk wrote:

> Apologies if this is a duplicate message. The original appeared to
> bounce.
> I don't feel or hear anything when turning the steering wheel, just
> hear thunking when going over harsh bumps at relatively slow speeds,
> as in a gravel parking lot. Does that point to a specific link? Would
> those tests work for that case?
> Steve
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> On May 5, 2007, at 2:06 PM5/5/07, Mark Quinn wrote:
>> Don't need to jack the car, just have someone turn the steering
>> wheel back and forth (engine off) while you look/listen at the tie-
>> rod ends. They are easily visible above the wheels and you should
>> be able to hear noise and/or see abnormal movement (the wheel and
>> the tie rod arm should move as a 'solid' unit - no independent
>> movement or 'clicks').
>> If you can't see anything and still suspect, put your hand on the
>> joint, forefinger lying along the tie rod arm and thumb below the
>> tie rod joint. You'll be able to feel abnormal movement before you
>> can see it (be especially sure to have the engine OFF if you do this!)
>> You can also see the upper control arm bushings this way in case
>> they're the culprit. Lower arms are a bit more hidden, but still
>> feel-able.
>> -Mark Quinn
>>> Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 15:55:08 -0800
>>> From: Steve Munk <fxstm at uaf.edu>
>>> Subject: Re: [Biturbos4] new guy on the list
>>> To: Biturbos4 at audifans.com
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>>> Thanks for the comments everyone. I found this discussion very
>>> helpful. If you go the piece-by-piece route, how hard is it to
>>> figure  out specifically which front suspension links need replacing?
>>> Steve
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