<VV> Suspension diagram.
ricorvair at cox.net
Mon Nov 12 10:51:11 EST 2007
Anybody know where I can locate a good labeled picture of the front/rear
suspensions? Ordering the parts would be so much easier if I knew what
the parts are called.
I started looking at my front/rear suspension. My personal lack of
knowledge is immense. Forgive me if I use the wrong names...I am going
0. I have the front of the car on a set of ramps (so its like the
vehicle is on the ground).
1. The ball joints would not accept grease. Is their something wrong,
or is it because they are under pressure (its on ramps).
2. The tie rods can be rotated easily by hand. Grease goes in ok. Is
this normal. Or do they need to be replaced?
3. Are ball joints referred to in the shop manual as spherical joints?
Is their an easy way to tell if they need to be replaced. I have never
replaced them (it sat from 72 to 96). The ride is a bit bouncy, but at
70 the front end feels too light anyway.
4. Everything else looks ok at this time.
*_Forgive me I could not find a diagram this morning to name the parts.
Will try again tonight._*
*_I could not get under the car with the front end up on ramps, but I
did notice the bar that connects the inside with the outside under the
heavy suspension arm was noticeably loose. The rubber bushings are so
heavily degraded they are falling apart.
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