[V8] 1990 V8 Serious Steering Control Issues

Greg Furstenwerth slicerdicer at comcast.net
Sun May 15 15:45:02 EDT 2005

That reminds me of when I was driving around my 4000 with 2 missing
subframe bolts for a month and did not know it... Well needless to say
when I got them replaced it was heaps better. Oddly enough it was just
after I got my tires replaced and it was fine before that and after it
was messed up so I was going to take it back but discovered that. Since
then I havent gone back to Les Schwab tires. They neglected to put on a
lugnut once left vicegrips on my suspension and left one lugnut loose as
well as bent the rims on that 4000. I think due to their incompetence
they made my 4000 much worse than if I had taken it to somebody who knew
what they were doing. But you live and learn eh?

93 V8Q
North Bend WA

Ingo Rautenberg wrote:

>Judging by your description (especially the pop/snap bit) -- I'm guessing
>broken subframe bolt.  Possibly severely worn-out control arm balljoint.
>You know the old ladies that drive so slow it drives you nuts?  That's how
>you have to drive home (if at all).  I'm quite wary of driving a car with
>possible broken suspension (or worse, steering) components.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Campozano, Robert" <RCAMPOZANO at mgmmirage.net>
>To: <v8 at audifans.com>
>Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2005 1:51 PM
>Subject: [V8] 1990 V8 Serious Steering Control Issues
>Well, I seem to be in a heap of trouble.  I had been experiencing some
>steering wheel *wobble* for 2-3 weeks and figured that between bad tires
>and a probable need for an alignment, I might hold off for another
>month...wrong!!!  Driving to work today I heard a pop/snap and my
>steering wheel at any speed uncontrollably started to shake.  I nursed
>the car to work since I was almost there and parked it.  I tried to look
>under the car but at first glance really did not see anything and I had
>to clock in so I could not take a look.  What I can say is that the car
>wanders to the right and when I am making a long right turn the car is a
>lot less *wobbly* but on a straight away even at 5MPH the steering
>shakes horribly.  I could really use some help.  This is my only vehicle
>and I need to get it up and running as soon as possible.  Any ideas?
>Any response as to what it could be is greatly appreciated.  Thanks to
>Zay Campozano | Computer Engineer | MGM MIRAGE(tm)
>rcampozano at MGMMirage.net
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