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Old 11-29-2003, 12:18 AM
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92 300D 2.5 front control arm bushings help

The car has 298,000 miles on it.

The car starts going to the left right after takeoff. The wheel has a pulse as soon as I hit about 55mph to 65mph. On the fwy it pulls to the left and I have to turn the wheel to the right (a little) to have the car go straight.

Alignment done. They said that the front lower control arm inner (away from tire) are cracked. Could this cause the pulling problem?

The wheels have been bal. inside and outside per request. Thanks to Larry Bible.

I have done all of the rear control arm bushings last week.

Fear=front coil springs. The rears were not that hard to do. The fronts are another story.

The front does not look that diff. Help with a rec. on a spring comp. tool.

What else should I replace: ball joints, sway arm bushings, or ?

Thank you

Nick Mendoza

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Old 11-29-2003, 01:00 PM
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Hi Nick, the lower ball joints may be the problem. Visually inspect them closely for any sign of rust/discoloration. After the lube is gone they just grind themselves away, leaving very fine dust (which rusts). This can give the car very strange handling/pulling issues. To be sure, dis-connect the outer tie rod ends from the steering knuckles. You should be able to turn the knuckles lock-to-lock quite easily. Good luck

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