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Old 08-05-2008, 08:48 AM   #1
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Anyone have the GS steering bushings yet?

my vig has a slight clunk and jerk when you start turning the wheel when not moving or moving slowly, so i figured i might pick these up...but im curious

1. its the bushings that sit next to each othe ron the rack correct?

2. is it easier to remove the steering rods to install them?

3. what input does anyone have thats running them?



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Old 08-05-2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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received mine last week and I plan to put them on this weekend.
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I can answer the first two questions you have.

1. The bushings are for the inner tie rod, (where the bolt goes through into the rack).

2. Removal of the steering rods is pretty easy. 15mm socket and a 3/8th ratchet. You will probably have to makeshift an extension to get enough torque to remove the bolt, I used a 3/4" socket one the end of my 1/2" breaker bar which slipped over the end of my 3/8th ratchet handle like a glove. As for getting the bushings out check with Nick, he had a quick write up and explination on how to get them out.

I do suggest you only remove one tie rod at a time and to not remove the other till the first one is back in. That way you'll hopefully avoid my current issue.



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Old 08-05-2008, 10:50 AM   #4
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what issue are you having?



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what issue are you having?
https://saablink.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31599

Right now its still not fixed and I'm driving a buick from work. Waiting on a new bolt just incase which comes in tomorrow along with 4 new tires. I was replacing them since the adjusters were frozen solid which left me with a wacky front alingment which killed the front tires, specifically the front right.

I haven't had much time in the past days to really get back into it and I'm gonna need a friend to help turn the wheel based on a suggestion here and at SC to see if that helps. Its frustrating right now.



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Old 08-05-2008, 11:50 AM   #6
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yeah so you basically I just have to make sure the wheel doiesnt move...I'm curious if bad bushings are contributing to the vibration I have although they look fine...but the blue is nicer LOL



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