Is this a good idea for a car?
I'll cut to the chase - No, it's a crap idea.
It's not like a car where there's all kind of ridiculous connections that can all go bad and where the chances of 1 thing goin bad out of infinite things is 100%.
You see the majority of the complexity that you so charmingly dismiss as "all kind of ridiculous connections&...
You need to visually verify where the movement is occuring. Jacking it up and checking for play is a great first step. What you need to do is actually see where the movement is coming from in order to know which parts need to be replaced. If there is deflection in the outer tie rod end, you'll be able to see the movement. There should be zero deflection ...
As a priority - Checking and replacing worn ball joints is far more important than replacing worn bushes.
If a ball joint separates while driving, then you will loose steering, which is obviously very dangerous.
If the steering doesn’t feel smooth and there is free play in the steering, I would seriously get the ball joints checked before using the vehicle.
In your previous question I warned about ball joints failing and that you should have them checked. I was not suggesting that your wheel will necessarily roll away from your car.
Your vehicle appears to have a steering box with a track rod connecting the steering box to one front wheel, then a drag link connecting the steering of one wheel to the other. ...
Ball joints are the most critical component of your front suspension, they are the wheel's pivot point and where most of the forces are transferred from the wheel to the body of the car. There are other suspension components which connect to the wheel, however these are not sufficient to keep the wheel aligned or even attached, especially if a ball joint ...
You need an inner tie rod. These cost about $10-$20 depending on the manufacturer.
$2500 to a dealer to replace the steering rack... sounds like what a dealer might suggest. Your local mechanic should be able to replace the inner tie rod for $200 or less (parts & labor).
(No, it doesn't take 10 minutes...)
Add $50-$100 for an alignment which you WILL ...
I raised the rider hight on the rear of a Ducati monster m900 and if I go too high the bike starts turning inwards when going around a corner causing me to counter steer. This is caused by issues in geometry when front fork angle becomes too steep. Lowering the rear or rasing the head solves this issue. There is a perfect balance point where everything just ...
creaking sound is too large to assume.
There is so much possibility of what happens with your car,
But I have this same kind of problem back in 2016.
Possible procedure to narrow it down:
Turn on your engine in neutral position, turn your steering wheel first left and right after that do rev your engine, while you rev turn your steer. If you found creaking ...
It's very possibly the power steering unit. When power steering units get low on fluid, the fluid gets old, or they start to wear out they can make whining or grinding noises. These noises can be low or high pitched, it depends on the model.
First you would want to locate the pump, then listen for noises from it. Get someone to turn the wheel until it's ...
So, those printed instructions say turn 3.25 turns to the right from the left zero position.
That should match with you having the front wheels pointed directly ahead.
Do not force against the left zero position, this should rotate easily and just "feel" the stop.
The obvious answer here to me is, if you are hearing a noise which you've never heard before, it's not normal. Heim joints themselves should have a full 360° turning capability without binding. So, one of three things I can think of are going on here.
There is an interference issue unrelated to the joint
Something else is worn out which you've not taken ...
I managed to fix this issue with the EPS.
I removed the steering rack from the car, which required dropping the front sub frame -
I could see that the aluminium casing was badly corroded -
Before I dismantled anything, I fastened some mole grips onto the steering input shaft to get a feel for how tight it was to turn off the car.
Some of the joints between ...
You need to bleed the system of all air before starting the vehicle. Especially on ford's, you can destroy that new pump instantly.
The proper installation is as follows:
Install new pump onto vehicle and connect lines
Fill pump full of new power steering fluid
Roll power steering pully with a wrench or by hand and add fluid accordingly, do this by hand ...