i just did them all. didn't cost that much.
So I figure a 29 year old car should get a good once over. I know of a few basics but I never really dove in and did everything before.
I'd love to have a complete list of what and how to check.
So far I have:
-steering rack bushings >?
-engine mounts >?
-wheel bearings >grab the wheel and 12 and 6 o'clock and give it a shake to see if there any play.
-tie rods >?
-ball joints >?
-control arm bushings >?
Thanks guys. Yea the brakes are getting done (pads & rotors) as well as new strut mounts, like always, when the coilovers will be going in.
As for the shifter bushings, who sells a true complete kit? I see partials all the time and I don't really mind gathering what I need from all over but I don't know every piece needed for a true, full rebuild.
Also Look into:
upper strut bearings
control arm and rear beam bushings
check the CV boots, and steering rack boots.
Don't neglect the rear brakes, they do all the slowing down of the car... new slave cylinders, shoes.
drain the whole system if the fluid isn't running clear. refill and bleed.
rotors and drums can be checked by a brake shop or machinist, or you, if you pick up a dial indicator and a large set of calipers, no need to buy them if you don't really need them.
I have some of this stuff kicking around in my "garage sale." if you need. I have some pretty new strut bearings, a new in box set of rear beam bushings (poly) some newish race rotors and pads (sale pending)