Feels like i have a flat tire. Car will pull left then right. Recently replaced everything up front, tie rods, axles, ball joints and all mounts. I think its the steering rack, need opinions
Happen slowly over time? Could be the rack adjustment bolt if so. I'm pretty sure it adjust how tight the gear on the column end is against the rack.
Beyond that, sway end links and sub-frame mounts. My sub-frame mounts are shot, same situation as you. Waving but all other rubber/etc replaced, most with poly.
Same experience in neutral coasting highway speeds?
You can also have a machine shop give you solids if you gave them the dimensions. Worn sub-mounts cause play and even noise over bumps. Ask me how I know. Ask me how it vanished after I replaced.
In addition, I did give some food for thought for OP. So, anything else?
Last edited by emkaytree; 05-29-2012 at 11:23 PM.
There are NO INSERTS anywhere on the front subframe.
(B4 passat subframe for reference - very similar but not the same but the easist pic I could find on the fly)
I've spent the last few minutes stalking your posts.. you need to stop. Your wordy responses to sound like you know what you are talking about arent very helpful to anyone.
Wrong sir. Wrong. They do effect handling and stiffness. The cross member is considered part of the sub-frame. Stiffer frame corners better. Not only are you calling an experienced mark 3 owner wrong, but also black forest industries. A long and dark road you're headed down.
You're sig fails pretty hard. Never seen afazz's or other quality work? Do you own a mark 3? No? Piss off. You, stamos, all of them, can piss right the hell off.
Last edited by emkaytree; 05-30-2012 at 01:24 PM.
Nope never owned an MK3
My VR swapped cabrio in 1998
My pop's old 3.2TT with My (exGF's) supercharged GTI and my Shrick'd GLX
Shrick'd GLX with my (exexGF's) GLX
How bout the current rides.
VR swapped 4 door with newer GTI
Mexican Glass.. thanks Pineapple
Or my Turbo VR Cabby that Im in the middle of building
Oh wait my daily isnt and MK3
I dont have pics of my other red turbo'd vr6 GTI.. and then there's been 6 or 7 other MK3's that I dont really have time to dig up pictures of, not to mention the countless other cars Ive built for friends and customers.
Dont get in a pissing match with me kid.. I have forgotten more then you could ever copy and paste from some crappy source online.
Last edited by ..Derek..; 05-30-2012 at 09:23 PM.
Front crossmember bushings do not affect handling. You are wrong. Front crossmember bushings affect the stiffness of the cradle holding the front of the motor. This definitely improves power transfer and can make the car feel more solid - but handling? NO. You are wrong. It is not part of the suspension, and it's not structural enough to the frame of the car to make a difference for handling.
No good. Got an alignment and it seemed better. I drive about 40 miles a day on the highway and noticed that it still drives like a flat tire. Had the tires checked and they are all fine. So there is a way to adjust the rack? Both places i took it for an alignment said the rack is tight. Also noticed when going over speed bumps it sounds like something is loose and makes a chirp noise. When driving it pulls left and then on high speeds it sways back and forth.
I have had apinhole leak somewhere causing my coolant to burp out of the coolant reservior. Could it be possible that it has benn leaking on the LCA bushing causing it to fail?
I think there is a adjustment screw on the zf rack itself, but I was under the impression never to mess with it. check your bentley manual on that one or search for adjustments on it I quess.
my rusty rebuild