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Old 04-02-2003, 12:29 PM   #1
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I just purchased a 1984 black/black coupe. The problem I seem to be having is the car seems to very unstable at speed (wants to dart laterally from side to side). I had the front suspension checked and everything was within spec. Once I had the rear suspension off the ground and supported, I grabbed the rear wheel (hands at 12 and 6 o'clock) and checked for play. I had no movement. But, when I grabbed the tire at the (3 and 9 o'clock) position I had quite a bit of movement. I tried looking for anything that was obviously worn out and the only thing I could find was the bushings where the upper and lower control arms fit into the rear knucle had a lot of play in them. Do I need to just replace the rubber bushings in the control arms or are there other places I should look? Both sides seem the have the same amount of play. Also the car has 80K miles on it. Thanks in advance. :confused:
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Also check out the rear tie rods. Have somebody shake the tire while you look. Whatever you replace, also have the wheel angles adjusted afterwards.

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