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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Am I right
Just get the car in the air with the wheels off, if it's as bad as you say then all the above listed parts will probably need renewing, But to test things out...
Trackrod ends - Hold the rod and try to turn the hub, any knocking and it worn.
Lower arm bushes - Lever the arm near to the bushes, more that 2mm movement and they should be replaced (the whole arm is quicker and cheaper in the long run.
The Rack - Firstly check your power steering fluid level is OK, then grab the track rod and try to move it in and out of the rack, any clunking at the rack end and this shows wear (make sure the key is at MAR to disengage the steering lock).
Top mount bearings - (You need a friend for this) Have your friend turn the wheel, meanwhile you feel the top mounts for rumbling as the wheels turn.
Shocks and springs - With the car back on the ground, drive it back and forth to get it back to normal ride hieght, it should check the car is siting level (ensure tyre presures are correct too) push down on a corner, it should rebound and then sink back to normal hieght in 1 stroke, then the other side. If it's not the same hieght both sides then a spring may have weakened, if it keeps bouncing then a shock has failed (replace as pairs).
As I say though this sounds like a combination of a few of the above problems and good luck finding them.