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Old 03-21-04, 09:30 PM   #1
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My friend says he's LS's steering is so loose that he literally has to concentrate driving in order to keep the car going straight. He says he can turn the wheel with his pinky, it's so loose. I'm wondering, is this with all LS's or maybe he has a problem with his rack and pinion ? any ideas ?
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Old 06-18-14, 08:38 PM   #2
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not with my ls430 tight as hell
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Sounds like a worn suspension issue as in tie rod ends and or bushings/control arms with ball joints.
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i think that might be normal. i remember i replaced a rack/pump/pressure hose on a 92 LS400. i was able to turn the wheel with my pinky. i was amazed! the car was all stock.

what year is your car? maybe the shock on the rack is bad? only 1st gen LS has a shock on the rack.
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My LS does this sometimes. Most times it feels like any other power steering. Then all of the sudden it becomes too soft like wheel are off the ground smooth. No leaks anywhere.
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it's not loose, it's just sensitive, and yes it's normal. also check your tire pressures to make sure they are not over inflated.

if you still think it is loose, you can have the car aligned and add a bit more toe in to get rid of the sensitivity, of course staying within the tolerance levels.

remember these are granny mobiles, and the ability to turn with one finger is a plus!
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