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Old 08-22-2007, 10:39 PM
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sway bar on 300d

im gonna work on the swing arm linkage tommorow. i was wondering if the right link is bad, could the car move to the left when driving?
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:58 PM
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Are you talking front or rear? I don't think the rears would make any difference. If on the front, I don't see how a bad connection could really make the car pull, but I could be wrong. I would assume a problem in the front would lead to a sloppy ride, with lots of body roll around turns. If it's pulling, maybe check the guide rods?
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:00 PM
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it lights to shift to the left when driving
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:17 PM
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it lights to shift to the left when driving
As in pulling, or suddenly seeming like a wheel pops to the left? Does it seem worse on the highway? Maybe you have a playful tie-rod (read: play in steering)?
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:03 AM
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which model of 300d? 123 or 124?

there is a link on the 124 that likes to wear the bushings....if it does, then when you come off or on the accelerator it allows the right rear (usually) to steer the car. this is dramatic if it is loose and you are pushing the car a bit on an entrance ramp or just coming on and off the gas in a straight line.

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Old 08-23-2007, 08:12 AM
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it moves very slowly to the median when im in the right lane. its a 1985 300d
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:27 AM
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its super bad on the highway. i was suprised. never happened before. but somethings telling me. something is bad on the right side, the left is fine, since we were on the way there nothing bad like that happened, its only the comeing back. almost all the tires on the car were around 40 psi and the rear driver was only 34. i believe i wouldnt feel such a thing in the city. but when your goin about 60-70 you will easily feel uneven car in my theory.

i tightened the steering, i checked and evened all tire pressure. alignment is getting done today, whoo hooo not paying for it thank god. one she comes home ill ask her how it was without the alignment and with it. then ill listen to mbiege and lower my pressure of my tires. and once she gets home im gonna replace the rear sway bar links.


my pockets are not deep for ball joints, bushing and all that other good stuff. why does my 83 my dad bought brand new everything still original not have this problem i dont know...
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:28 AM
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which model of 300d? 123 or 124?

there is a link on the 124 that likes to wear the bushings....if it does, then when you come off or on the accelerator it allows the right rear (usually) to steer the car. this is dramatic if it is loose and you are pushing the car a bit on an entrance ramp or just coming on and off the gas in a straight line.

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Now Tom, i think the my 85 is a 124, i am feeling dumb since i cant remember something simple. but i know for sure my 83 is a 123.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:21 AM
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Now Tom, i think the my 85 is a 124, i am feeling dumb since i cant remember something simple. but i know for sure my 83 is a 123.
Are the cars different body styles?
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:46 AM
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there the same.
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Old 08-23-2007, 10:03 AM
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both 123's
85 was the last 123,
are you feeling the road crown? describe the "move" more in detail. when does it pull, which direction, what's happening.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:04 AM
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i was driving on the highway, im on the right lane goin about 60. im going and going and sometimes the car willl slowwwly drift to the middle between the left and right lane.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:06 AM
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basiclly if you see a drunk guy o nthe road and hes swirving, that was going on with mine but im 100% sober and the goes by itself to the left. and there is a gap in the steering which i tightened, i talk to my mom today about the car, she likes it alot now after i tightened the wheel, and even tire pressure. the car alignment is finished. Dont know if she likes its yet.
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