I just got a used 5.4 v8 Ford van from 1998.
It's rear wheel drive.
It doesn't feel like a new vehicle no more.
I'm suspectin that a big reason for that it is that the front wheels and all the stuff that is attached to them.
It has new front bearings, though, and pretty new front tires.
But you can feel in your hands all kind of extra nonsense goin on when you turn... it kinda creaks and knocks a little bit and ain't smooth and tight... and the tires wear out wierd where the sides get all worn out real fast.
I decided to investigate, and so I took a look under the vehicle. I became aware that there are lots of parts where the metal arms and stuff connect to eachother that are probaby suppoed to look rubber like... but they look like dust and like somebody sprayed some kind of wd40 or somethin on em.
So my question is, if a person wanted to just kick this problem in the ass and get their vehicle feeling like new (as far as no extraneous vibrations comin up through the steering wheel and into your hands), what all parts would you have to replace to guarantee that new vehicle feeling?