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Old 08-02-2012, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Glidy side to side feeling on the freeway

All the suspension stuff is as it should be. Will tires shocks show themselves in a side to side manor? Just feels like you are along for the ride on the freeway, not just that caddy feeling from the 70s.

Any ideas? Stiffer sidewalls? New springs and shocks? The car has 212k on it and I have no idea how many miles are on the tires/shocks... Just bought it after searching high and low for one. 1994 w/ 305ci in it.

Thanks for the help all!

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bad tires can do it, but it's more likely something loose in the steering, especially with that mileage. Could be a bad center link, idler arm, sway bar links, and/or control arm bushings.

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had the car fully inspected today. glad i did! center link needs replaced and needs an alignment (200 mile trip yesterday already made the alignment obvious). rear shocks are post toasties and 2 tires are pounded. but, the reason i'm glad i had it checked was that the right rear wheel cylinder is leaking.

what is cool, is the shop that did the inspection (they know that i usually work on my own stuff) asked if there was any of it, other than the tires, that i wanted them to do. they don't whine about doing an inspection and not getting all the work. heck, they even suggested another supplier for some of the parts.

so, if you are in the Roseburg, OR area and need work, go to the Big O Tires/Service Central and know they are good folks to deal with.

And Kingnutin... Way to know your car!!! You were spot on!

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Just a case of been there done that. Wheel cylinders are cheap and easy luckily.

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4 wheel disc brakes!
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