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Front suspension 98 chev lumina. when car is on jacks should there be play on front tires or should it be stiff. i can move tire is it my tie rod?please help thanks

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    You have the vehicle up on jacks and you see the tire has movement...did you look to see what's moving?

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Jacking car on frame rail, the front end should be very tight. No play in tie rod ends, ball joints or wheel bearings. GM has sloppy front end parts.

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Sounds like bearing problems you need to look also at the inner boot for leakage rotation and wear...next when the car is lifted you can hug the wheel and shake it some one needs to be clear and look under the suspension when you do this look at the lower control arm bushings and look at the stabalizer bar bushings..im me if you need more help

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