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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Rear end feels loose

I just took the alfa out today on the 2 lane road around my house. First time, usually drive just around the hood. After getting some gas and turning out on the street the back end feels loose or wallowing? Maybe cause of the old axle straps? Just feels funny. I like the feel of the steering tho, no power steering, but wheel turns real easy to turn. Which brings up another subject. The top of the steering wheel covers the volt meter & oil pressure gauge.... why? I have to look over the wheel, or way under to see those gauges. Maybe Im just to tall for the car
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Nope not axle straps. Usually trailing arm bushings followed closely by conceal rubber washers holding the differential to the T arm. If you gonna do one do em all.

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Ps both front and rear trailing arm bushes !! Might as well do sway bar too. Once you are up in there it makes sense to do everything!!

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First thing I'd check is tire pressures. And how old are the tires?

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Don't forget the shims between the trunion and the front trunion bushings.

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I have new straps for it cause one has a tear in the top layer. I may replace some of the rubbers. The tires are old 5-6 yrs, plenty of tread left.
Ill get her jacked up again one day to check out the rear section.
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