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Ok I have an issue I want to fix but not sure exactly what would fix it, heres my problem...

When Im doing some "spirited" driving and Im going around a curve or turn and then hit a bump, it feels like the front end has a mind of its own. Does this make sense? Its pretty annoying because I feel like I could loose control, I know I wont but it has a weird feel to it. I do plan on upgrading my shocks and struts but I have some other things I need to take care of first. I was going to do the Koni orange or the Eibachs but Im afraid they will be too soft...is this a strut issue anyway?
 
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How are your tires? Alignment? Have you lifted the front end and tried to move the front wheels up and down - side to side? IF there is alot of play, it may be tie rod ends or ball joints. I had that issue on my old 3000GT. Someone else may have other suggestions.
 

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How are your tires? Alignment? Have you lifted the front end and tried to move the front wheels up and down - side to side? IF there is alot of play, it may be tie rod ends or ball joints. I had that issue on my old 3000GT. Someone else may have other suggestions.
Everything else is good. I only have 12000 miles on the car. I dont mean to make it sound like its a super bad issue. I just find it more annoying than anything else.
 
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Very rarely this happens to me. But if you hit big pot holes a lot and such, it wouldn't be bad to lift up the front wheels and check for play.
 
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As in if you hit a pot hole or bump, the tires want to follow along with it, no matter how hard you hold the steering wheel in place?
 

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As in if you hit a pot hole or bump, the tires want to follow along with it, no matter how hard you hold the steering wheel in place?
Yeah pretty much like that. If I see something as Im making a turn I feel myself almost grabbing the wheel a little harder.
 
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Same issue I had with my old Mitsu. I guess if you ever get bored, you could always check the wheels for play. That would be my only suggestion if your alignment is correct.
 

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Hello OP,

I would check the bushings on the front lower control arms. They may have failed (common problem).

Hope that helps!

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Are you certain the movement is from the front and not the rear axle movement when it travels over the bump?


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Hello OP,

I would check the bushings on the front lower control arms. They may have failed (common problem).

Hope that helps!

Best Regards,

TJ
Thanks. I guess it cant hurt to have them checked.
Are you certain the movement is from the front and not the rear axle movement when it travels over the bump?


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No its the front for sure.
 

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Just sounds like a soft suspension to me. Hitting a bump on a curve naturally throws the car a bit because the tires leave the ground slightly. Like my old soft riding Mercury Grand Marquis.
 

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Upgrade your sway bar.. whiteline FTW!
 

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You need a bump steer kit. Pretty cheap fix
 

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Bump steer kit, this is the solution!! I've been reading some reviews on this and some of the things people describe in the reviews are the same problems I'm having.
 

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As previously stated a bump steer kit will fix 90% of this. You'll still get it time to time on bigger bumps though.


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