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7kman 11-06-2008 03:25 PM

1978 320 with a shimmy.
 
What is causing this and how do I fix it?

Lanc3r 11-06-2008 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by 7kman (Post 3684853)
What is causing this and how do I fix it?

Considering the car is 30 years old, what have you done already?

Generally the Control arms, brakes, wheel bearings, tie rods, shocks and anything I havent mentioned are pretty worn.

Put some effort into your question.

7kman 11-06-2008 04:28 PM

New rotors, new control arms, upgraded to 1983 steering rack with new bushings, and new steering shaft. I am also getting a rattle into the steering column whenever the front wheels hit a bump.

I may go back to the 78 rack and rebuild it with a new damper. Is there an easier fix?

Lanc3r 11-07-2008 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by 7kman (Post 3685022)
New rotors, new control arms, upgraded to 1983 steering rack with new bushings, and new steering shaft. I am also getting a rattle into the steering column whenever the front wheels hit a bump.

I may go back to the 78 rack and rebuild it with a new damper. Is there an easier fix?

There is a guibo in the stearing linkage. Id think of that with a stearing column shake, or a mounting bolt is loose somewhere.

geraldgj 11-08-2008 02:20 PM

I have just replaced my lower control amrs and the took care of my shimmy.

7kman 11-13-2008 04:39 PM

Thanks for the input, I am going to remove the steering column and look for guibos, and replace my control arm and sway bar bushings.

PBC///2.7 11-15-2008 10:15 PM

how are your rims???


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