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Old 05-13-17, 05:00 PM
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Unhappy Faulty differential or rear suspension component?

Hello, you guys.

(96 SC400)
I have this issue and don't know what the cause could be despite all my research.

Issue:
Whenever I'm driving and I have one the rear tires hit a bump on the road, the car will swivel from the rear. It feels as though the tire that *doesn't* hit the bump starts to receive all the torque from the differential. This causes the car to pull from one side exclusively and it feels as it the back end of the car is going to breakaway into a drift.

This is the impression that I get from the symptom. I don't know if this is in fact associated with the diff or if there's an issue with one of the rear suspension components causing this. I get the impression that this isn't related to the suspension because even when I'm driving on a nicely paved road, I still get this sensation like one of the tires is pushing is pulling more than another.

Has anyone at least felt this before and have any idea as to what it could be for sure?
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could be an alignment issue. If the rear wheels arent aligned right the car could swerve into the direction of the wheel that is misaligned when the otherone looses traction. I doubt its a diff since we have an open diff and if the wheel comes off the ground all the power will go to the wheel thats off the ground not the other way around. Id take it to a mechanic and have them look at your rear end and get the alignment checked. Tire kingdom does free alignment checks in case you need a place to take it.
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Check for slack in the rear toe arms.
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did you figure it out?
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Originally Posted by chingpo05 View Post
did you figure it out?
This is classic symptoms of bad rear toe arm ball joint slack. Happens quite often on these cars at the age they are. You can order these oem new from amayama.com or buy any of the aftermarket toe arms available.
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