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S12 Technical Areas => Handling Tech => Topic started by: 87notch on 07:04:16 PM / 11-Sep-14

Title: Handling issues need help (Trouble shoot with me) :P
Post by: 87notch on 07:04:16 PM / 11-Sep-14

Here is my post from earlier and i probably should keep posting on it but this seems more relevant to the topic.
http://club-s12.org/retro4/index.php?topic=37629.0

Please watch this video of what is going on with my notch :(


Warning: Music playing loud, if your speakers are turned up check ur volume.
http://vid1185.photobucket.com/albums/z355/AmericanEskimoKobe/Mobile%20Uploads/trimXDpECK_zpsbe39bf6c.mp4

10 seconds in i press the break and you see the steering wheel veer left
30 seconds in i go around a right corner and when i go back to straight the steering wheel is out of align.
35 seconds i sway out then in and it is straight again. 

My guess is there is two different issues.
1. Break issue  (breaking and steering wheel feels almost like a pop out of align when it goes left)

History on my breaks. Rear caliper was seized, put a new one on it, new breaks. Front did the breaks last month. Turned out my passenger front caliper there was a tear in the rubber on it and break fluid was leaking out. So we replaced with with a 88 front caliper.   

2. Power steering issue.

Not 100% on this. But my power steering rack leaks. A year ago i had to replace the pinon boot (ripped maybe there was a issue there that i didn't notice) This problem has been like this since April.  It has not gotten worse.
I don't know what else it can be.


Things done related to issue

Subframe bushing
breaks rotor
t/c kit
bearing checked from two mechanics.


Does anyone have a idea what might be causing this.
Title: Re: Handling issues need help (Trouble shoot with me) :P
Post by: G-E on 12:49:23 AM / 12-Sep-14
Video won't open for me, but have you checked the balljoints by trying to separate the arm and spindle with a crowbar? If they are good there should be no vertical movement

Take your tie-rod ends out of the steering knuckle and see if you can move the rack, see if the whole thing moves while someone holds the steering wheel straight
Title: Re: Handling issues need help (Trouble shoot with me) :P
Post by: guttersmash on 01:38:30 PM / 27-Nov-15
Any update on this? I am having the same issue.
Title: Re: Handling issues need help (Trouble shoot with me) :P
Post by: vern_k on 10:14:45 PM / 27-Nov-15
I would say rack bushings, could also be wheel bearings, and or ball joints. Jack her up with both front tires off the ground and see where the slack is 
Title: Re: Handling issues need help (Trouble shoot with me) :P
Post by: onephatser on 03:41:00 AM / 01-Dec-15
The video isn't real great, but it kinda looks like after turning, your steering wheel will not return to center.  That is usually a problem with the valves internally in the rack.