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Re: out of control (archive)

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Posted by RLombardo on December 29, 2000 at 08:43:42:

In Reply to: out of control posted by Sergio Chavez` on December 29, 2000 at 08:24:05:

On freeways my 735 will not drive straight.
it will want to change lanes by its self.
someone told me it was my ball joints others tell me strut prob. another guy on the board had almost the same issue only his was a 750 and he was told aligment.???
also these clattering noise from the front are herad when going over a bump.??
has anyone have an answer to this dilemma of mine?
thanks in advance.

You need to sort through the front and rear suspension and repair and replace worn components. As regards the front end, you should check tie rods, busings, shock absorbers (these are integral to the struts) and all the other pieces for wear. If you are not competent to do this, you need a good mechanic. As for the rear suspension, assuming you do not have the self level because it is an "i" and not an "iL", you need to check the rear subframe bushings. If the car is as bad as you say, you need to do this soon before you get yourself, and potentially some other drivers around you, hurt.

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