Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 15:28:16 +0200
From: "Richard" <rootnospamlhost>
Subject: Re: '89 900 Randomly Pulls Slightly Left or Right at Highway Speed

"Eeyore" <> schreef in bericht > > > Richard wrote: > >> "mark" wrote >> >> > The last time I had this happen was on my 87 9000 & it was due to a >> > worn ball joint. I jacked up the front end of the 900 & both wheels >> > felt tight so I'm wondering what else could cause the random pulling. >> > Could it be a worn steering rack? Any suggestions are greatly >> > appreciated. >> >> >> Hi Mark, >> yes, might be caused by a worn steering rack. > > How ? > > Graham > Hi Graham, depending on what exactly is worn I suppose there will be "play" in the steering rack. The steering valve (not sure how it is called in english) or "commander". Also the connection with the steering rods can be worn. I would start with checking all the other possible causes like alignment, suspension and steering rods. The steering rack is the hardest and most expensive to replace. And as I understand the most common symptom of a worn steering rack is stiff steering or vibrations at low engine speeds. BTW: Wheelbearings with excessive play can also cause "wandering" in the steering at speed. Richard.

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