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Old 03-08-2011, 07:07 AM   #1
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Ok so this is prob a really bad time to ask lol. I had my tires balanced and then got an alignment. Even after that the steering wheel would like hop up and down when I was at around 60ish....go faster and it would either be hopping so fast I couldn't tell or it just wasn't as bad. Was told it could be my tie rod ends...but I'm figure it was most likely a bad tire balance? It did this as well when I would break really hard. (also should mention when I got it aligned I asked to guy to check my tie rods, whether he actually did it or not I couldn't tell you). Just looking for some advice on this.
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More than likely a bad tire/tire belt or balancing. As far as the vibrating when braking you may need to resurface the front or rear rotors.

Do you have any additional slack in the steering that you can feel when turning from side to side?
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not that I remember....I had them balanced at wally world lol....so thats prob what my prob was...whenever my dad puts on the new wheels for me I'll have him check it and see if its still doing it. My old samurai...i realize it was an 85 lol did it horribly when breaking but just replaced the steering stabilizer bar and it fixed it...not sure how the steering works on a new car lol
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Tie Rod Ends are probably fine if you have no additional slack. I would lean towards tires being the main issue or cracked/bent rim - Which would be noticed on a balance machine.
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My fox has like monster slack in the steering and my dad looked at my tie rod ends and they seem to be fine.
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My fox has like monster slack in the steering and my dad looked at my tie rod ends and they seem to be fine.
Could be a problem with the rack.
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Could be a problem with the rack.
Where would that be located? Gotta check that when I get the time
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Where would that be located? Gotta check that when I get the time
The powersteering rack assembly bolts to the K-member.
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