Steering and suspension work together for a safe and comfortable driving experience. Steering minimizes the amount of force needed when turning the car’s wheels; whereas suspension maximizes the friction between the wheels and the ground.
Steering and suspension work together for a safe and comfortable driving experience. Steering minimizes the amount of force needed when turning the car’s wheels; whereas suspension maximizes the friction between the wheels and the ground.
take boot off screw it out boot back on mark or measuer distaNCE BETWEEN THREADS AND END OF THEARDSON OUTTER TIE ROD
the tires could be out of balence bent rim bad tire
Tires or wheels out of balance?
Tighten the belt. The belt drive the AC compressor. On some cars the compressor engages when the defrost is on to remove moisture from the air before it's heated for the defrosters.
probaly a frame bushings ,upper and lower saturate with wd40 it should stop for a while
usually your cars out of alinment
Better to just replace the whole rack with a rebuilt
Tires and/or wheels out of balance?
Watch P.S. level Place newspaper under vehicle
When replacing parts of a car, it is important to know the general cost of the fixes. To replace the ball joints for a 2003 F150 pickup truck, it is going to cost a person $40-$60 to do it on their own.
If the wheel is bent; bearing , tie rod end, or steering rack damage can be the result. If it's a rear wheel trailing arm and stub axle damage are high on the list.
Jack it up take the Clip holder at the end Of it out & slide it out !!!!!
You first must take off the handle to see what your problem is. Most likely it is one of the plastic pieces that holds the release rods to the handle. To take the handle off there are three 14mm bolts on the inside of the tailgate.
If it is a short squeek, then the suspension bushings are probably worn. These are small rubber gromets that most repair shops can replace easily and inexpensively.
I got my Ford Truck Maintenance CD on eBay. It has good diagrams and procedures of most things. I'm working on a free-play steering issue now. Scott See the 'Related Links' below. Check this site. www.supermotors.net
okay, there is no replacement ball joint on these models you must replace the whole control arm it is not much more to buy. At Napa you can buy a control arm for 80.00 dollars. This is much easy to do than pressing a ball joint and you get new bushings as well.
just wear and tear over time will cause the belt to break.but if this is a recurring problem,one of the belt pulley wheels may be out of alignment or bet,you may also be over tightening the belt which will put xcessive strain on power steering pump and cause runout to wear belt more quickly
Overland vans is the name of the company you are looking for. They are in Harrison Michigan... all kinds of lift kits for astro, safari, and full size gmc and ford vans.... hope this helps
Could be a bad strut or shock No I have disconnected both rear shocks and knocking noise is still there whilst driving. Seems to be coming from rear. When stationary I can bounce rear of car up and down and hear noise with handbrake on but not with handbrake off. Any ideas?
This is just a cut and paste from the 1995 Explorer manual. You really need the manual, buy one on ebay. Steering Column, Fixed and Tilt Removal WARNING: THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT NECESSARY FOR AIR BAG SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT IS POWERED DIRECTLY FROM THE BATTERY (10655) AND A BACKUP POWER SUPPLY. TO AVOID ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY, THE BATTERY POSITIVE CABLE MUST BE DISCONNECTED FOR A MINIMUM OF ONE MINUTE TO DE-ENERGIZE THE BACKUP POWER… Read More
You remove the nut under the the center cap and it may require a puller to get it off the shaft or you can grab both sides and pull in a rocking motion. Hope This Helped.
right next to the engine
This job depends on the vehicle type, quantity of tie-rods, and quoted labor and parts price. First, most vehicles have four front tie-rods; two outers, and two inners. Additionally there other vehicles which even have rear tie rods! Usually the front outer tie rods fail first, and the inners typically last the life of the vehicle. It is recommended to replace tie rods in pairs to keep both sides wear equal. Replacing a single outer… Read More
Your problem could be one of many different things, the major problems could be: 1. If the shaking is speed related... an imbalanced tire (wheel) could be the cause. 2. You could have a bent axle. 3. Your tire casing could be separating from the tread. 4. Your tire rim could be loose. 5. You might need new shocks. 6. Your steering linkage components could be loose or worn or broken. Good Luck... these are… Read More
it stabilizes the direction of the tire
Sorry this is an incorrect statement : "there is no physical difference between rims on cars that are front vs. rear wheel drive. The differences lie almost completely within the drivetrain itself." Traditionally a RWD vehicle will take a rim of neutral to negative offset. A FWD vehicle takes a rim with positive offset.... the confusion is with new RWD ie late 80's on rwd as they have tended to be positive offset at well… Read More
stuff it with paper
I could be your rotors are need to be reground. Let your brake man check out your brakes.
The noise is from the rear differential clutches. Bring it in to Honda and they will drain and refill them, they will also perform a burnish procedure. This is covered by the Honda Care package if you have it.
assuming your vehicle is equipped with powersteering, yes. to find out for sure you will need to open your hood and look in engine compartment. there should be, in the upper left corner of the engine, a small black cap that says... Power Steering on it. it will be sitting ontop of a white colored fluid container. This would be your power steering pump. Twist the black cap and pull upwards. the cap will have… Read More
get all 4 tires balance if all that don't work than check you front end that sounds pretty serious if its doing it at 65 (is that miles or km) theres something unbalanced in your front end. this ones really vague it could be anything from a rim that's out of wack or tires that need to be replaced or a worn part in your front end such as a tie rod or ball joint… Read More
It is important to maintain the fluid levels of a car. In this car, power steering fluid can be added directing to the power steering reservoir under the hood, labeled with a cap stamped with power steering.
when there is excessive movement in them, rubber gaitors are split or rotten and rust in the ball socket, steering wander, uneven tyre wear, steering knocking, especially pronounced under braking
Ford trucks tend to wear ball joints pretty rapidly. To check for ball joint wear on a vehicle with separate upper and lower control arms: You will need two people, a jack, and a light for this. Set a jack under the lower control arm. Using a light any your eyeball, watch the gap between the lower control arm and the spindle very carefully as your assistant raises the jack until the tire comes off… Read More
Check your owners manual. If you don't have one copy & paste this link. http://www.genuineservice.com/genuineservice/en/gloveboxresults My advice would be to convert and get ride of the air all together. I know alot of people want the air - but I called Strutmasters and found it would be less expensive for me to just convert to their passive system they have for my 98 Ford Expedition. They helped me all the way through the process and… Read More
excessive tire wear, poor steering control, banging or clunking noise, vibration especially at speed, squealing around turns (extreme cases only)
The average cost of a 2000 Oldsmobile And tree sway bar is $68. The sway bar can be found for as low as $45 at some discount auto-parts stores.
I found one online for $55 dollars
The control arm of a car needs to be replaced if the car is having trouble steering the front end.
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Make sure you use an original key. A copy can move the tumblers, but not make connection. If you have the original key, have the Chevy dealer cut a new key from code and try this. It is cheap and has worked for me. Dr. K
Im about to find out! Both left and right bushings are missing. so I have decided to just replace the pins and all. It doesn't look all that bad though. I will update when it is complete!
Take it to good year. I have the same problem the car is a piece of junk anyway. If you want to buy it, your a fool....
I just had this happen to me, it was the crankshaft sensor. If you have the 2.5L the motor will need to be cool to work on it, the sensor is under the exhaust pipe on back side of transmission. Good luck
It's part of your front suspension
Remove the belt by loosening the tensioner pulley. Remove the power steering hoses. Remove the retaining nuts. Reverse the process to install the new power steering pump.
Water in fluid as a result of leak or condensation. Time to flush and refill with new.
Sounds like your U-joint is bad on the front half shaft. Grab the shaft and try to turn it back and forth, you should see movement if U-joint is bad. The bearing wear out inside the cups. A lot of times you can visually see it.
This would be in the engine right behind the steering wheel. It is important this is kept up if you want to be able to turn your vehicle.
Coil springs typically last up to twenty five years. In fact, they are known to outlive the life of an average car.
definite frame damnage upon impact crush zones on frame after impact are made to absorb your frame horn is up the frame is most likely bent behind wheel thats why your truck looks lower.
no, two different suspension system specifications.
The power steering fluid dip stick is made to the reservoir cap. Pull the cap off to read the stick.
Power steering systems can be diagrammed into two chief components. These are the power steering pump and the rack-and-pinion steering gear. The power steering pump sends pressurized fluid into the rack which moves the gear actuating the tie-rods, which moves the wheels in the desired direction. The power steering pump has a low pressure return line and high pressure out one.
You will need to go through the pulley of the power steering pump through the holes provided, loosen the bolts and back the pump off far enough to provide necessary clearance. Thanks for the help, I figured it out.
There are two methods in solving this automotive mechanical procedure. The most common and easiest is to install new lower control arms which have bushings and the ball joints included as part of one complete assembly. The OE replacement lower control arm assembly for the 1995 Ford Taurus GL and GLX is part AC Delco #45D3028 (left) and #46D3029A (right). The second option is to have the old bushings hand or machine pressed out of… Read More
Some vehicles have retarders which help slow a vehicle, reducing the need for using your brakes. They reduce brake wear and give you another way to slow down. There are many types of retarders (exhaust, engine, hydraulic, electric). All retarders can be turned on or off by the driver. On some, the retarding power can be adjusted. When turned "on," retarders apply their braking power (to the drive wheels only) whenever you let up on… Read More
Might be lower control arm. Might be tie rods and/or ball joints. Are the new tires and aggresive tread pattern? Have and alignment down to nail down the problem. i have new tires, new upper control arms, new suspension, new sway bar bushings.
I'm going to assume you might be referring to the CV (constant velocity) Boot. It is a tapered, accordion-like rubber piece that covers the outer and inner joints of the CV drive axle. The CV boot can break or tear, allowing grease to seep out. This eventually leads to CV joint failure, at which point you might hear clicking or clunking noises and experience steering/handling problems. My second guess is that you might be referring… Read More
Its in the front. if you crank your wheel to the right, and look in the space in your drivers front tire. you will see this metal bar going to both sides. there is a long bolt going up with a few rubber bushings on it. if you search up sway bar kits for the cavalier you will know what im talking about. Hope this helps
Get a 5/8 flare wrench to take off the high pressure hose and a screwdriver to take off the low pressure hose. Drain out fluid. Then you'll have to get a pulley puller to pull off the pulley. Once off the mounting bolts are exposed for you to take off the pump. Be sure to check brackets for cracks as the 89 is prone to this. Mounting is the reverse of this. ........................................................................................................................................ Just a… Read More
there should be 4 nuts on the back side of the steering wheel look for the holes and once you get those off it should just be pulled out towards you. probably should remove the srs fuse prior to any disassembly Before attempting any disassembly of an airbag-equipped steering wheel, disconnect the positive battery terminal. Wait 15 minuets. Then before removing the four screws, seat yourself in the car and reach down and touch the… Read More
You may not necessarily need them, but it would be aggravating to have to pull them apart again 6 months from now. If it were me, I would change the mounts and the springs while they are out, especially if you have more than 100,000 miles. If you hear a clunk while hitting bumps, or if the center metal piece of the mount comes loose easily after removal from the strut, the mount is probably… Read More
Some tilt columns may require specialty tools to disassemble and reassemble. I would recommend purchasing a shop manual for that vehicle if you intend on repairing it yourself. You may have broken parts in there that you won't find until you take it apart, plus depending what year you have , you may have an air bag to deal with.
Here are a few thoughts: Fords are whiny in their steering systems, but not grinding. two possibilities that come to mind. One is the steering rack. Having said that I wouldn't replace it because of noise. Second is a product called "Lucas." They have a power steering additive that really works most of the time to quiet or prevent a chatter when turning. Sorry I don't have an answer for you, but my 2000 Windstar… Read More
This tells me that the steering system (gear or Rack & Pinion) has air in the system. This is a common occurance when replacing the steering gear or R&P and the wrong powerup procedure is used, also occurs if the pump runs low allowing air to be introduced into the system.
1 steering punp drivebelt faulty or not adjusted properly. 2 fluid level low. 3 hoses or lines restricted. 4 air in power steering system.
Steering Wheel Wobble I'm no expert, however, you can check the following: brake pads could be uneven, the rotor might be damaged or worn uneven, a bent rim, an out-of-round tire, or you could be correct regarding the wheel alignment. Best of luck. Here are more opinions and answers from other contributors: Your front brake rotors are probably warped. You can either replace the rotors, or, if the rotors are only slightly warped, and there… Read More
The same air pressure is applied to both air bags so they should lift the same amount, however when the weight in the car is removed and the ride height is too high, the control unit opens the solenoids to vent some air. If the control unit only sends the vent signal to one solenoid or the wiring to one of the solenoids is bad, then only one would vent so the other side would… Read More
They are 2 different part numbers, so I wouldn't attempt trying to make it work. No because the suspensions are completely different
Power steering noise When the fluid is low and you add some, it may still need more after you run it for awhile. The reason is that as the pump pumps the fluid through the lines, this also normally pushes any air out the lines. Keep filling and checking after you start the car and turn the wheel from side to side all the way. The bigger question is why do you need to add… Read More
There is a tsb on the stabilizer bar links. Actually there are 2 the first one is if there is play in the link, try tightening it and the second is replace them if I remember right. Although not as profitable as a rack, it should be checked first before replacing that rack. Answer I've had a similar problem which led to the half shaft being bad. If it's rear-wheel drive then exclude my comment… Read More
Sounds like you have a leak in the air suspension. Check out if it does or it will burn out the pump. Monroe makes a replacement set up for the " air -Ride". It runs you around a grand to have it replace the OEM design.
Here are opinions and answers from contributors: Tires out of balance or the "bushings" (not sure the technical term) are worn in the steering system. It could be faulty steering dampers. This is a shock that crosses from left to right connecting to tie rod ends. The shock is very firm and you will not be able to actuate it by hand if working properly. usually causes left to right steering oscillation at low to… Read More
If that's the case, then I'd take it back to the dealer and leave it with them a few days when cold weather is expected. Since your paying in the neighborhood of .55 cents a mile for the first 36,000 miles to own it, let them earn it. Is the car new or how many km's/miles has it done? Is the grunt a sort of a buzzing sound? Could be damage in the pump or… Read More
When was the last time you had brake work done? It sounds like the brake rotors cannot dissipate the heat from the heavy braking. If they overheat they can temporarily warp until they cool back down. I see this typically on rotors that were machined (sometimes still within acceptable limits) or from poor quality rotors. Check the tie rod ends for wear. Have a friend rock the steering wheel side to side in the center… Read More
Check all linkage for wear or play,jack under each a-arm one at a time ,move tires left to right for linkage/ up and down for bearings & ball joints and cv axles if you get play or pop's and clicks have some one follow the noise. Shake's during braking, rotors are warped due to hot rotors hitting cold water puddles on the road. Shakes to the left or right,if the steering wheel shakes to the… Read More
Without seeing the car myself I would be fearful to say yes or no. However I would think by now you have made this decision. , EzForJesus Answer Sway bar endlinks are annoying when broke, but not necessary to drive. Your car will handle like crap until you change the endlinks; fortunately, that's easy to do. All you have to do is jack up both sides of whichever end of the car is in question… Read More
your constant velocity joint is shot. the other side is probably gone to. check the rest of the steering as well. Answer i had the same problem with my 96 breeze. it was the ty rods in the wheels. it cost about 300.00 dollars to fix it I've seen lower ball joints cause the problem. also, make sure the font wheels are tight, that is, check the lug nuts on the wheels.
If by "disconnected" you mean unbolted, and if by "fix" you mean re-bolting, then it's not hard. It should consist of an endlink, which is typically just a bolt that connects the end of the sway bar to the lower control arm. Endlink bushings should sit on either side of the sway bar and on either side of the lower control arm. If you look at the way the sway bar is connected on the… Read More
Unless it is dark or smells burnt, just make sure it is up to the correct level. If it isn’t broke, don't fix it. It's one of the few items people don’t bother to change but remember the fluid is hydroscopic and will absorbs water so needs to be changed every two years.
this is not hard take a small screwdriver pop out the switch replace with a new one greg.
Hey Mike== There is no right length for tie rod threads. If the toe-in is set correctly, that is all that you needs to be concerned about. Good luckJoe
you should be able to replace just the inner tie rod ends without replaceing the whole rack and pinion. Answer If the bushing has not gone away totally and you have not "wallered" out metal, a "moog" repair kit with bushings and sleeves should do the job. About $15.00 Be sure and ck the "outer" ends very carefully. At this time it would be good to ck the stabilizer bar link bushings also. good answer!!
you should be able to the shaft inside the coloum is pretty much the same on all cars this how you can buy custom steering wheels for cars. it should work.
The P/S pump/cap/reservoir are located on the lower front of the engine on the driver's side. Use P/S fluid only. DO NOT use transmission fluid. - Reggie
With the wheel on the ground remove the large axle nut which is very difficult with hand tools, I had to use an air impact on mine. After removing the nut, knock the axle shaft back just a little bit. Then jack up the car remove tire, remove brake caliper, and remove brake rotor. Then you should be able to remove the hub. You may have to hit the axle back a couple of more… Read More
Hey Tina==sometimes you need a special tool to separate the ball joint. Check with your parts store as sometimes they have them for rent. Goodluck, Joe
#1 i have the exact same car and i had to buy a book. That is all the info that i can give you. Sorry NEW ANSWER #2 Cutting to the chase; unless you can align it yourself too; your better off paying someone to replace all those parts. It is a long, dirty; on your back job. Watch out for the parts stores; THE LEFT AND RIGHT; INNER AND OUTER TIE ROD ENDS ARE… Read More
Generally it would be cheaper to replace the unit with a used one from a salvage yard. If the power steering fluid has metal particles in it the pump has failed. At this point the entire system including pump, hoses and rack should be swapped out. The reason is that you can NEVER get all the abrasives out of the plumbing and if you replace just the spool valve contamination in the fluid will quickly… Read More
the front wheel bearing for the windstar comes as a complete hub assembly. you have to remove the brake caliper,rotor,and axel. then remove the 3 12mm 12 point bolts holding the assembly on the spindle. beat the old hub and bearing out with a hammer and install the new one ! Note: Not all bearing have that 3-bolt connect. If yours DOES, consider yourself lucky! If it doesn't, you'll likely have to take the knuckle… Read More
Hey Marilyn==Either the gear is leaking otr the line wasn't tightened when the pump was replaced. GoodluckJoe
I just had the same thing happen to my car, I was worried that it was a bearing as well however it was only the brakes. As the suggestion below says it's probably the brake pads wear indicator. I have never heard a wear indicator make that much noise before. I didn't even want to drive it because of the racket it was making. It's probably a wheel bearing. It might be the CV joint… Read More
You need a special tool, you can get a set of pullers. Go to the local auto store of your choice (NAPA, Shucks, Auto Zone, etc.) and ask--they'll know. Once you get the tool, it's easy. When you are buying it ask how to use it. Likely price $20-$45 for a set to pull a few types of pulleys.
Hey Lisa==The lines and hose come as an assembly. Get one and you will see what you have to take off. GoodluckJoe
I just fixed my horn by remounting the screws holding the horn assembly to the front grille area. So it could be that the ground is through that screw. The horn will not work with that screw removed.
Take it off then put it back on. Get a Haynes or Chilton book on the car. BUT, if they still show using a 'separator' to remove the outer tie rod end from spindle DO NOT do that! Instead: Two Heavy hammers; Run the nut out to the end of the pin, hold one of the hammers behind the spindle arm boss, then pound the other side of the boss. This 'squeezes' the taper pin… Read More
Get your new sway bar and you will see what has to be taken loose to remove and reinstall it.
It isn't always easy to find. Keep in mind that the engine is "sideways", so the front of the motor points to the passenger side of the engine compartment. Standing at the passenger side with the hood open, look to the lower left corner of the motor, and you should find the filler cap of the reservoir there. It is at the pump which is at the rear of the engine on the pass side… Read More