Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 17:44:59 GMT
From: Bob <>
Subject: Re: 2 questions: "washy" steering and overtones

On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 17:28:02 GMT, Brenden Conte <> wrote: >This is two seperate issues It helps a lot if you post model, year, and engine info. >The biggest problem, is that my steering has gone loose on me. Its one >of those things where i started noticing a month ago, but could always >write it off to something - wind, roads, etc - but now its at a point >that i could be on a completely smooth straight road with calm weather >and i still feel like i'm under constant correction to keep the car >straight Sounds like "groove wander". Happens with older tires, more with wider tires than narrow. The only solution is to replace your tires although pressure adjustments (lower) might help. But, you could also have something worn in the front end. Have a competent mechanic check out the front end BEFORE you have a serious problem. Don't wait, something could be seriously loose. >Also, i've noticed an overtone in the engine. Its not loud, but >noticable - its pitch is directly corelated to the RPMs of the car. Its >also directly connected to the climate control system - when i turn it >off, the sound dissapears a second after the air stops. When i turn it >on, it starts up again about a second before the air starts. My first >thought is a belt somewhere, but has anyone expreinced this and have a >thought? Sounds like the A/C compressor. There were some issues with the NG900 A/C units and a valve, AFAIR. Could also be the bearings I suppose. Post some model info.

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