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Old 11-05-2002, 07:54 PM
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Excessive body roll , right turns only

That's what I'm getting. It's a 1990 420 SEL (119K mi.) in very good condition.

Could it be that the sway bar bushing on the left side is bad or does it sound more like a shock going/gone bad? Maybe some other rubber in the frt suspension?

I can literally hammer it thru any left hander with no ill effects, but when I try the same maneuvers to the right, the roll and wallow is pretty extreme.

My left front tire is starting to show wear because of this as well. There are no odd sounds. Wheel bearings and tires are new.

1990 420 SEL / 151K mi.
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Old 11-06-2002, 01:25 PM
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Try this Todd, drive over a bump (like speed trap or sometihing) with two passenger at the back seat, and feel if the left side is dipping lower than the right. If that is the case my guess is the shockabsorbers. If not you might have to check the bushing at the rear suspension.
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Old 11-06-2002, 04:52 PM
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It does sound like something loose or worn on the left side - the sway bar bushings are no more likely than suspension bushings, subframe mounts, rear link attachments. A thorough inspection should reveal the cause of something this obvious.

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