Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 08:44:59 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: C900 front suspension "wanders"?


Adrian wrote: > The one that's causing most thought, though, is the front suspension. My > suspicion is wishbone bushes - but thoughts welcome. Above 70-80mph, there's > a very evident "wander" and vagueness at the front end. It's not > *essential*, but my thought is that if the bushes are shagged now, what the > hell are they going to be like after a couple of thousand miles of desert > hammer? While it's possible it's the bushes, it's far more likely to be the balljoints - this is the most common cause of loose suspension on C900s. It can be deceiving, because if you jack up the car and grab a wheel, it'll feel firm. The only way to test them is by unloading the suspension, by placing a spacer between the upper wishbone and the panel below it. Then you can feel for balljoint play. They're about 23 each (x4), and don't take long to do. -- Grunff

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