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Old 09-30-2010, 11:45 PM
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My alignment seems to be inconstant. And I dont mean day by day, but second by second. Same flat road, pulls a little left, then a little right. When I hit a red the steering wheel will stay center. Or go a quarter turn to the left, or maybe a quarter turn to the right.

What concerns me is I just had to do the lower ball joint and axle on the front left after similar symptoms. I was thinking that the LBJ moving around is causing the inconstant alignment? IDK, maybe its the power steering. Or alignment?
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Re: 93 h23 varying alignment? WTF

What about rack and pinion? Bump, cmon guys can I keep drivin this or is it a bomb
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Re: 93 h23 varying alignment? WTF

well going back a couple of months my car also had alignment issues. what would happen to me is my steering wheel felt like it had some give so i can turn it like half an inch to the right or left before it actually would turn. basically long story short i had to replace the steering joint and 2 bolts to go with it it connects ur steering coloum to the rack. the way i found out it was that for me was because i was making a right turn and my steering fully gave out good thing i wasn't on a highway. but i would look into it to see if those bolts came loose if i were u.
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Re: 93 h23 varying alignment? WTF

@ unreachable so, it gave out where the arm attaches to the knuckle?

So I finally got dirty and the stabalizer end "washers" are not good looking. Also where the steering tie rods link into the knuckle are leaking grease from torn boots.

Additionally the power steering system has some fluid on it. It is on the left side under a metal plate near where the tubes go into the system. There is a short "boot" and the leak seems to by from it or just a little further toward the center of teh car.

So it looks like I have another LBJ job to do, and 2-4 other joints need to be done. I am thinking I will look at energy suspension parts
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Re: 93 h23 varying alignment? WTF

yes the bolt let go as i was turning and that was that no steering. :( but if thats the case for u its really not a hard job to change it. just in a bit of a tight place thats all.
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Re: 93 h23 varying alignment? WTF

Current diagnoses: bad engine mount, bad sway bar linkage (makes sense,) and bad rear lower control arm (I am not sure if 2 BJ or bushing.)

Oh, and my alignment is shot as f*** + cupped rear tires.
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Re: 93 h23 varying alignment? WTF

you have 4ws?
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Re: 93 h23 varying alignment? WTF

no just the Si. Wish I had 4ws, my 88 did when I was younger...
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