[DMCForum] Re: Ugh! Whacked a *@$%&% pothole hard.
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[DMCForum] Re: Ugh! Whacked a *@$%&% pothole hard.



Wow. Sorry to hear that Andrew.

Uh, I'm no suspension expert but I'll make the following suggestions
and hope others chip in:

Check your control arms to make sure they aren't twisted or bent.
Check your sway bar where it mounts to the lower control arms.
Get someone to bounce that corner while you stick your head in to see
what's -really- happening.
Get someone to spin the steering wheel while you watch everything move;

Make sure the steering rack is not slipping from side to side. Check
your tie rod ends.

I hope this helps you get started.

Rich A.
#5335

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Andrew <aos+yahoo@xxxx> wrote:
> Okay, actually it was a sorry excuse for a repair in the road.  I
smacked
> it at about 40 mph and it hit hard.
>
> My steering rack is already in bad shape, and is really loose, but this
> made it feel *way* loose.  The car is still steerable, but I do not
feel
> comfortable driving it.  I've already got a rebuilt rack to put on.  I
> guess this'll make me do it.
>
> As soon as I smacked the hole, I started haring a jingling sound,
kind of
> like a couple of keys hitting each other, whenever I went over bumps.
>
> I noticed after I got home that I can now push my left front corner
down
> and it doesn't really come back up.  I can produce about an inch of
> difference in the body-wheel relationship by pushing down or pulling
up. 
> The shock (or something worse) isn't returning.
>
> Okay, so I figure maybe I've got a blown out shock.  I've been
planning to
> put on DMCH's suspension anyway.
>
> Anything else you guys can think of that I should be looking out for in
> response to these symptoms?
>
> -andrew



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