Posted on: February 21, 2015

FRONT END POINTERS

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a. VIBRATIONS

  1. Tires balanced?
  2. Wheel bearings may need grease or adjustment.
  3. Too much play in rack and pinion. If you hear a dunk (a what??) from the steering while going over bumps, chances are the rack is bad.
  4. Disc brake rotor warped

b. HARD STEERING POINTERS (Tiger)

  1. Oil filter is rubbing against U-joints?
  2. Rack and pinion dry. If so squirt 90 wt, gear oil through the end of rubber boot on rack.
  3. Steering U-joints bad
  4. Rack may need rebuilding

For those who don’t know, your steering column is telescopic!

ODORS INSIDE CAR

a. GAS

  1. Check tanks and connecting hose for leaks
  2. Do not fill tanks completely full
  3. Check vent line for blockage

b. ENGINE FUMES

  1. Exhaust leak
  2. Lost rubber grommets on firewall. There should be no holes.
  3. Trunk lid not closed tightly or bad weather stripping on lid
  4. Holes in floor
  5. Excessive grease buildup on drive train
  6. Hood not closed tightly. Fumes will enter through vents.

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