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post #15 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2018, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by evermore View Post
As for the coil, attached is a picture of the coil I took yesterday, will try to get more detailed shots..
Wow, I have to admit that the rear coil spring does look broken - never seen that before! My guess is that this car spent a lot of time in a damp environment - not in California - and that corrosion killed the spring. I wouldn't drive it that way.

Regarding the brakes, I did not notice some huge pull to one side or another. Steering was a bit vague but I figure that is because of ancient bushings.
Brakes pulling to one side suggests a stuck caliper (or calipers).

The vague steering could be a lot of things, including a cracked steering box case. Steering is sort of important - again, I wouldn't drive it until this has been diagnosed and fixed.

Jay Mackro
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