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Steering Just got this car it's in realy good shape but! In drives like a boat. Is there any way to tighten up the steering?

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These cars come with steering that is like butter, but you will hate the day the power steering goes out. If you have too much play in the steering, look for wear in the suspension. Otherwise...you should be able to turn the wheel with barly any effort.

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Mike

Posted on May 08, 2009

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