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Old 12-20-2010, 08:27 AM   #1
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Sensitive steering

My steering is very sensitive. If the highway is on a angle just a bit the car will start pulling towards one side. If their are bumps in the road, everything is felt in the steering. I also get a knocking sound when going over bumps. My thought is something is wrong with the steering. Steering rack? Also i get a little bit of vibration on the highway at some speeds.

I have changed the following:

Control Arms and bushings
Tie rods
Sway bar endlings
steering wheel coupling

Also put on new tires and alignment

Running currently on stock suspension for the winter
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Old 12-20-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:22 PM   #3
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:55 PM   #4
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First thing I think of is the CABs, but since you've already chgd those, I'd reinspect them because if you install them wrong they can fail prematurely.
You sure its coming from the from?

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Old 12-21-2010, 10:33 PM   #5
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try exhaust hangers? they tend to rattle at variant highway speeds and could be caused by the sudden up and down from a bump.. not to sure about it leaning but... lmk
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:50 AM   #6
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What brand parts were used to replace the items listed above? Also, try re-torquing the sway bar end links. They can cause a knocking/bumping noise if they are loose, even if they don't seem to be loose (been there, had that problem). Can you post your most recent alignment specs?
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:02 PM   #7
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What brand parts were used to replace the items listed above? Also, try re-torquing the sway bar end links. They can cause a knocking/bumping noise if they are loose, even if they don't seem to be loose (been there, had that problem). Can you post your most recent alignment specs?
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:50 PM   #8
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I felt that way until I removed some of the toe that was in spec. I prefer less front toe, a lot less twitchy. As for the clunk double check inner and outer sway links and bushings.
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