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Old 08-30-2010, 11:54 PM
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I have an aluminum driveshaft when I make a sharp right I feel the rear end trying to come out from under me... Doesn't feel this way when making left turns... Also on back roads that are shaped in a v if I go from side to side the driveshaft touches the exhaust...

What's the first place I should start to look???

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Old 08-30-2010, 11:56 PM
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control arm bushings/cracked torque boxes
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:03 AM
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Is it easy to spot this just by looking??? Sorry if dumb question
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:49 AM
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The torque boxes you'll be able to see pretty clearly if they're damaged.
The control arm bushings, most times you'll need to put a prybar in there and pry them sideways. You should have almost no side to side movement at all. In extreme cases, you'll see the bushing actually falling out of the arm, deteriorating.

With the fact you say it only does this while turning right, you're going to want to pry the arms towards the drivers side of the car, looking for excess movement, or "torquing", where the arm rolls on an angle instead of moving sideways in a linear fashion.

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Old 08-31-2010, 02:59 PM
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torque boxes good!!! have to get the time to put it in the air more to get under with a prybar. also how much play are supposed to be in you rear meaning c clips i can hear them clunking if i push on the wheel
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