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10-23-2005, 04:37 PM
This being my first SC Ihave a question concerning the steering rack. Is there supposed to be alot of play in the steering? I can grab the front and back of the wheel with it jacked up and the wheel and hub will move almost a half inch (turn in and turn out). When i'm driving i can turn the steering wheel back and forth about a quarter of an inch before i notice the car begin to turn.Also on abumpy road theres a chattering from the front end that i beleive may be the hub moving toe in and toe out because of the looseness.
Is this normal for our cars? if not. how to fix. :confused:

10-23-2005, 05:37 PM
As with most high mileage cars, the ball joints, bushings and tie rods in the front suspension are probably worn out. That would cause the play you are describing.

10-24-2005, 05:47 PM
Check tie rods first, then sway bar end links. If you can move the part with your bare hands, it's bad.