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Old 05-19-2015, 05:39 PM   #1
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shaky steering wheel/wandering

Hi folks,

so I've had this problem for quite a time now and i think it's time to tackle it.
When i travel at highway speeds the car will wander a little across the lane and the steering wheel feels kinda loose in general. I took a video of the steering rack today and it moves a little bit if i turn the steering wheel. It makes a weird but not loud crunching kinda noise after i turn the wheel and let it sit(it will make the noise for like 2 seconds and then it will go away.
Has anyone ever had this problem and/or fixed it? New bushings and bumpsteer kit are coming in tomorrow. Should i just go ahead and replace the whole rack and pinion?
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I did my rack bushings (along with everything else!) and it cured the wandering problem. Again, I replaced EVERYTHING in the front end. The rack bushings were definitely toast on my car though.
Do a thorough inspection of all the bushings, tie rods, ball joints, wheel bearings, everything in the front end that moves!
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I did my rack bushings (along with everything else!) and it cured the wandering problem. Again, I replaced EVERYTHING in the front end. The rack bushings were definitely toast on my car though.
Do a thorough inspection of all the bushings, tie rods, ball joints, wheel bearings, everything in the front end that moves!
thanks you for answering

yeah im gonna replace the bushings and a bumpsteer kit is going in.
i replaced the ball joint just recently.
installing everything this weekend ill keep you posted if it helped.
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I think that those bushings will probably help a lot. The one on the drivers side gets soaked in oil and deteriorates pretty bad.
Keep us posted!
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