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Old 02-08-2000, 04:55 PM
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Just replaced all my tie rods etc to cure play in the steering...
well...some of the play has gone, but I still have this problem:

At highway speeds (70-80mph) any slight bump in the road, or any sort of
crosswind etc sends my '91 300CE wandering off over to the side of the
road... Any clues here? I have play in the steering (about 2inches of the
wheel).

It still feels tight under corening load, but in a straight line its....
scary.

Thanks!!

Bri




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Old 02-08-2000, 09:44 PM
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It sounds as if you have two problems to me. You could have a faulty steerig coupler and or some links in the rear that need to be replaced. The rear links will make one really weird on the highway.

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Old 02-08-2000, 11:35 PM
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Brian,
Had the same trouble in my 89 TE, really felt unsettled in a straight line. The rear links were cheap (relatively) and completely solved the problem.
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Old 02-09-2000, 01:52 AM
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Getting out of the car, I heard the rear end go... 'CREEEEEEEEAK'. I'll get it checked today, thanks people.

I think I'm just paranoid about the steering, Its probably not too bad !

Bri

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