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Handling Issues Need Help

ok so today I was driving on the freeway by myself and I was doing 75-80 mph (maybe i should slow down HAHAHA) and I could kind of feel my car swerving by itself. I'm hoping that I'm just tripping and the car wasn't but I'm pretty sure it was. My car does need an alignment but not that bad so what else could be the culprit? any and all info is much appreciated.
~Sp33~

Jack up the car on one side so the front wheel is off the ground, and wobble the wheel with your hands at 9 and 3 oclock, if there's play there you could be looking at replacing your tie rods.

Chances are though that you just need to get your toe adjustment in spec, often it will 'track' with dips in the road and pull the car.
Bertrand

Every time I feel that happening with my car it is because of the wind
EfSedanDX

~Sp33~ wrote:
Jack up the car on one side so the front wheel is off the ground, and wobble the wheel with your hands at 9 and 3 oclock, if there's play there you could be looking at replacing your tie rods.

Chances are though that you just need to get your toe adjustment in spec, often it will 'track' with dips in the road and pull the car.


I will definitely try that. Hopefully the weather clears up soon so I can check.
EfSedanDX

Bertrand wrote:
Every time I feel that happening with my car it is because of the wind


That's happened to me in my old CRX but when that was happening it wasn't windy.
Type-S EF

sounds like worn parts to me, but remember 88's have really soft bushings in the rear that deflect for "passive rear steering"  If all the suspension is tight, and you still feel loose, change out the rear lower control arms and rear shocks, it will tighten up, and for that little extra change out the bushings for urethane.
EfSedanDX

I figured that it would be those items aha oh well i been wanting to replace those parts anyways.

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