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westbury Nov 9, 5:45am - #321130 

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suspension problem need help

okay when i drive regular and i lets say hit a dip or make a right or left turn it feels like my front end is moving left to right i jacked it up tightend every thing nothing was loose got an alingment rotated my tires and its still happening i looked at my motor mount in the back of the motor and it seems worn will that cause my car to feel the way it does it feels really wobbly almost scary i drove it down the block from my house and snaped the wheel from the left to the right and i was going like 10mph and the suspension felt really loose but nothing is . is this because the mount seems to be worn any one had this problem please let me know before i buy parts i dont need.thanx
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QTRMLR_1 Nov 10, 4:09am - #321131 

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I noticed you have an aftermarket clutch. Who did the install on that?

And when you tightened stuff did you check the rack and pinion bolts?

The alignment people usually do a test drive. Did they do one? If they did, I find it hard to believe they didn't notice anything.

When did you first notice the problem?

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westbury Nov 10, 11:02pm - #321132 

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i did the install my self last summer and it started like last month the alinment people didnt notice anything the first time but i felt it and i went back and they readjusted the the alingment where is the rack and pinion bolts
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QTRMLR_1 Nov 10, 11:23pm - #321133 

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yeah I did my own clutch install too. I just wondered b/c from all the suspension components you need to take out on the job, maybe something wasn't put back right. did you use a torque wrench to torque everything tight back to specs? the rack and pinion bolts are in front of and behind the (well I guess you call it the) "rack" and they bolt the rack to the subframe. there are 4 of them which are hard to get to, two in front and two behind. you should remember what a PITA they were if you did the clutch install.

I have eibach sportlines too, but KYB AGX and I only get weird steering when going over bumps. I guess that's called "bump steer" or something like that which has to do with the suspension mods maybe changing the geometry. or maybe it's just the stiffer suspension that makes going over bumps a bad deal. I'm not sure since my auto teacher mentioned lowering causes bad bump steer. on level roads I get good handling and no side to side motion like you mentioned on turns.

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westbury Nov 11, 1:49am - #321134 

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okay i cheacked the bolts the are tight will my power steering have any thing to do with it like the fluid
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QTRMLR_1 Nov 11, 4:10am - #321135 

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do you have enough? can't see why it would be bad as you have an '03 and even then how would that make your handling all wobbly?

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QTRMLR_1 Nov 11, 4:12am - #321136 

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did you check your strut tower bolts?

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westbury Nov 11, 2:44pm - #321137 

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the ones on the top right they are tight i might get new stock shocks and change my power steering fluid my brother says it smells burnt because my pumps are working harder cause i have 18,s on but everything is tight i checked my motor mounts my axle bolts the strut bolts the rack and pinioon bolts are tight i dunno what to do
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westbury Nov 11, 9:01pm - #321138 

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i hear a clicking nois coming from my passanger side rack and pinion i guess you would call it that but its squeeking and clicks when i turn the wheel to the right is it not lubed or dirty power steering fluid
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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 12, 12:43am - #321139 

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hmm

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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 12, 12:43am - #321140 

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sounds like your cv boot is fucked

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westbury Nov 12, 12:52am - #321141 

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cv boot where is that it connects to the rack and pinion or what
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TIGERSTYLE87 Nov 12, 1:52am - #321142 
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I have almost the same setup as you and the same sounds are coming from my celica. What size are your tires?
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westbury Nov 18, 11:25pm - #321143 

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215/35/r18
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