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Old October 18th, 2010, 05:22 PM
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Steering rebuild

I was driving in the mountains this weekend and noticed that when I am going around turns to the left I get a left to right vibration in the steering wheel. I have a 1985 110 and I am wondering what steering components I need to replace, ball joints tie rods etc. Has anyone had a similar occurrence? And if so, then please coach me up on what needs to be replaced.

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Old October 18th, 2010, 05:40 PM
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Check that your wheel bearings are not loose.

As far as the rebuild. Ball joints and bushings are the first on the list. Easy to check.
Search around the forum and there is plenty of info.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 05:42 PM
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take a look at your alignment too. Its a simple job.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 05:47 PM
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take a look at your alignment too. Its a simple job.

+1 Had the same thing happening, and had an alignment and balance done when I got the new rims and tires, and no more shake.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 05:59 PM
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I get a shake in my 90 at 55 then it goes away. Assuming that would be balancing?
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Old October 18th, 2010, 06:01 PM
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I get a shake in my 90 at 55 then it goes away. Assuming that would be balancing?

That went away when I got them balanced as well...so I'd assume yes. I had it from 55-70 mph (according to the speedo).
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Old October 19th, 2010, 07:30 AM
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Same thing here too, balancing my tires did wonders especially since they arent round
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Old October 19th, 2010, 02:46 PM
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I had a "shimmy" for years in my D-90 SW from 55-60 mph. Last year I replaced the down am ball joint (rebuilt), the four ball joints and had the hubs overhauled (new gaskets and one wheel bearing). Then had a realignment done. No more shimmy. Oh yeas, the shimmy was there from new (6 miles on the clock).
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