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Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 07:18:52 GMT
From: Jeremy <jerem43nospamnet>
Subject: Re: 86 900s> front end jerking left & right

allen tyler wrote: > front end jerks quickly to a seemingly random side whenever i take off from > a dead stop. this also occured when i progressed through the gears with a > hard release on the clutch. jerking sometimes happens whenever there is a > sudden increase in acceleration. sudden jerk movement has happened also > while driving at a normal pace in 5th gear. > > i would appreciate it if anyone has any ideas as to what would be the cause > of this. > > thanks, > allen > 86 900 S > > > > Hello Allen, Ball joints, A-arms, springs or shocks could all be possible culprits. Puy it on some Jack-stands and see if there are any loose or dangling parts. Rust is an issue, so make sure that the A-arms, shocks and springs are properly secured. If there is structural damage to the any connection points, you have a 1800 lb paper weight, due to repair costs. Safety First! Have a spotter if you get under the car while it is up. Do not get under it if you only are using the car jack or are alone! Only jack it up on a flat surface. JB

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