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Old 12-24-08, 09:03 AM   #31
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edit: WOULD be helpful to noobs if they searched the damn thing now and then.
yes it would....you werent referring to me though were u? i search for EVERYTHING before i ask nething...that way i dont look like a noob and a tard!
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yes it would....you werent referring to me though were u? i search for EVERYTHING before i ask nething...that way i dont look like a noob and a tard!
nah, you're not a noob are you?
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nah, you're not a noob are you?
depends....we talking time on the forum or posts? posts no.....im not.. time on the forum....maybe depends on whose asking as i havent even been around a year yet! i guess im in between the OG's and the noobs....so what r we called? lol
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so has ne1 tried the http://www.tmengineering.net/suspens...n/make/gs.html

control arm bushing kit?
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Great news! The 60mph vibrations are very slight now. Like gs-ireland stated you adjust a little at a time until you find the sweet spot.
Before I readjust, I will get the front tires high speed balanced.

Thanks to everyone prior to me that did this adjustment and gave me the ideas. There are a few threads on this forum that explained what I just did in a lot more detail. All I did was take that information and Do It Myself.

hey Where can i get my wheels highspeed balanced? and whats the difference?
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any shop that has a hunter road force balance machine
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Old 08-12-09, 04:15 AM   #37
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Those of us with the 98 have to change the whole rack or what? Im so confused. I just bought the car yesterday thinking it was going to be something very simple like a tire, a wheel balance, or even a bent rim. But now after hearing that this is "infamous", i already know this is my problem. Im the type of guy where nothing is ever simple and/or easy. Ever.

Any input or help for me would be great. Its a 98 Gs400 btw

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Those of us with the 98 have to change the whole rack or what? Im so confused. I just bought the car yesterday thinking it was going to be something very simple like a tire, a wheel balance, or even a bent rim. But now after hearing that this is "infamous", i already know this is my problem. Im the type of guy where nothing is ever simple and/or easy. Ever.

Any input or help for me would be great. Its a 98 Gs400 btw
no need to change the whole rack sir. just follow the steps to fix. im on the last one which will be the daizens....
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no need to change the whole rack sir. just follow the steps to fix. im on the last one which will be the daizens....
DOn't forget to install the daizen steering rack bushings as well.. This should help tighten things up a bit..
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this took me forever to find again... this needs to be a sticky!!!!!!
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This should be common knowledge nearly every car with rack and pinion has this adjustment
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My vibrations have been intermittent. I can go for weeks and not have any issues for some odd reason. Then out of nowhere it'll vibrate between 60-70 (or until I speed up past that mph). I'm definitely going to give it a go this weekend! Thanks for the write up!
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Great DIY Thanks so much man. That shaking was driving me nuts!
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This should be common knowledge nearly every car with rack and pinion has this adjustment

i was trying to look for the size of the bolt needed to fit in the rack. this is the only thread that tackles the size of the bolt needed for a diy tool... Besides, most of the people on here are lacking common knowledge, we gotta help them out!
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I know this has been posted on other threads before. The difference in this one is that its on the first page.

Today I did the steering tensioner adjustment. I have not yet tested out the car. Ill post tomorrow if it really worked

1: go to your local hardware and get a 5/8 x2 bolt and nut.
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as you can see the tread is smashed. I did that so that the nut does not spin out of place.

2: Mark the position of the tensioner
3: Use a flat head screw driver and a hammer to take out the the nut that secures the tensioner in place. Hit it on an angle untill it comes out. Use w40 and be patient.
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3: Once you loosen the exterior nut then tighten the main bolt 1/8 turn clock wise. Adjust nut that secures the tensioner and you are done.
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I hope this helps the vibrations. Ill post tomorrow.
total cost .... 60cents for bolt 20cents for nut = 80 cents. Nice....
I would like to tighten on mine too, but having hard time determine the 1/8 turn. Could you elaborate a little bit more as to how my degree of 1/8 turn? Thank you for this wonderful tutorial.
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