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Old 07-10-2002, 01:16 PM   #1
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Hey all, would appreciate your input on this one. I have recently noticed a vibration in the steering of my 91 gt when at speeds over 70 MPH. I'm wonderin what steering component might be the culprit? The steering also makes a noise (thumping or rubbing) when the wheel is cranked completely to the right or left. The car has 102,000 miles on it and no steering component has been replaced yet so it's understandable that something might need replacement.
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Old 07-10-2002, 03:06 PM   #2
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Old 07-10-2002, 06:37 PM   #3
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heres a list of some things you can check for.

POSSIBLE SOURCE..

1) Cloumn U-joints loose.
2) Loose tie rod ends.
3) Loose/worn tie rod ball.
4) Gear assembly loose on no.2 crossmember.
5) Loose pinion bearing cap.
6) Loose yoke plug/locknut.
7) Loose pinion bearing locknut.
8) Piston disengaged or loose on rack.
9) Oversized piston shaft bushing.
10) Steering gear yoke worm.
11) Column intermediate shaft connection bolts loose.
12) Loose suspension struts on ball joints.

ACTION..

1) Replace if bad.
2) Replace tie rod end assemblies.
3) Replace tie rod assemblies.
4) Tighten the two mounting nuts to specification.
5) Adjust yoke preload specification, and tighten locknut to specification.
6) Tighten locknut to specification.
7) Replace rack assembly.
8) Replace gear housing
9) Replace yoke assembly.
10) Tighten bolts to specification.
11) Adjust or replace as necessary.
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Old 07-11-2002, 08:01 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, I appreciate your feedback. Looks like I have some work to do this weekend.
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Old 07-11-2002, 04:09 PM   #5
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I'd try moving my front tires to the rear (if possible) and see if the vibration moves with it. Tires out of balance is usually noticed more at high speeds that low.
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Good list Red85GT! I'm going to investgate my car too. "When racing at the track", I get a vibration when I'm up around 80-90MPH.
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Old 07-11-2002, 11:38 PM   #7
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Thanks Chris,
I just hope it can be some handy information for somebody if they run into the same kind of vibration problem from their fornt end.

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bucklagrim,
I have recently picked up some vibration & wander in my car. When I crawled under to look it over, I found a strut that is leaking oil. I was a little suprised to see it because the struts are only 2 years old.
I didn't see anything about bad struts on Red's list so I thought I'd throw it in.

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