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Old 11-09-2004, 12:09 AM   #1
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Dizzy More stability/steering questions.

I posted earlier that my SL1 has some problems with steering, when making hard left turns. I know that could be due to the accident that this car had been involved in before I bought it used, or perhaps the following problem. BTW I had the front end aligned after lower control arm replacement last year, so I do not think it is a usual alighment problem.
What the car does is suddenly "jumping" left when making left turn after reaching certain G-force treshold or angle/speed ratio. It turns smoothly and respond to steering input normally until the certain turning G-force is reached in left turn and then behaves as if the steering wheel was turned additional half-turn left abruptly, and starts going into much sharper turn and if loosing control. It does it only when turning left.
Enough description, now my findings. My right front wheel is about an inch closer to the rear wheel than the left wheel to the corresponding rear wheel. I also noticed that the stabilizer bar bushing at the bracket is much more worn at the right side, than at the left, and that might be interfering with the wheel position. Control arm bushings are very tight. Could the bracket bushing be influencing the wheel position? I think that is my problem, but I am not sure. What else does influence the wheel position? What do you think?
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Default Re: More stability/steering questions.

Have the car evaluated by a DEALER (sorry) sounds like the engine cradle is BENT and/or the left outer tierod end is shot.
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