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PLAY IN THE STEERING WHEEL


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 498358 posted 06/28/07 11:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
my car has about an inch or two of play. all is tight and new tie rods?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 498361 posted 06/28/07 11:23 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
tie rods, balljoints, swaybar endlinks, bushings....

Jack the front of the car up and grab a wheel and start slapping it around to try and locate the slop.



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Edited by Hertz (06/28/07 11:24 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 498608 posted 06/28/07 08:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just push the electronic steering to 'sport' mode. Wait, Galant VR4's dont have those.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 498610 posted 06/28/07 08:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
More than likely that much play is going to be coming from the inner joints on the steering rack (inner tie rods). You need to get the front end up and inspect it.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 498613 posted 06/28/07 09:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

Just push the electronic steering to 'sport' mode. Wait, Galant VR4's dont have those.

-Shawn




+1

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 498729 posted 06/29/07 08:52 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The rack mount bushings may be toast.

They live a hard life, and often get covered with power steering fluid/atf. This causes them to swell/deteriorate, and then the rack can move on the crossmember.

Have someone move the steering wheel back and forth, and watch the rack for movement on the crossmember.

Only one side is still available new from the dealer. Luckily, it's the one that centers the rack. The other bushing can be built up with a scosche of bicycle handle bar friction tape or whatever you have on hand.

If you do replace the centering bushing, it has a little nub on it that makes it really hard to install. If you would like a few tips on how to replace it p.m. me, or just ask, and I'll post a few tips I've found that make this job easier.

Replacing this bushing improves the steering feel, and makes the car much more stable at speed.


Edited by Toybreaker (06/29/07 08:56 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 499520 posted 07/01/07 03:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Toybreaker, got a part number for the bushing, Sounds like something worth replacing



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 499804 posted 07/02/07 09:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
My apologies!

Several people have asked me for this information since I posted.

I will try to get the part number, and some pictures today.

I had a few setbacks in my build up over the weekend.



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