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1987 S10 front end falling out from under it!


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joeynevwins
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Jun 7, 2013, 8:40 AM

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1987 s10 front end sounds like its bout to fall out on the road! When I raise the hood and look in on the drivers side of the motor, I see the 'a-frame' mabey? And if I get my wife to turn the wheel all the way one way then all the way back the other way, I see the whole thing moveing, looking like its bout to fall off! There was some type of spacers in there I think, but they're not there any more! I was wondering if anyone, anyone that knows what they're talking about, could tell me how I, which I'm not a mechanic, but I need to know how I can fix this! I drive the truck everyday and I need to fix it soon! Thanks


Discretesignals
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Jun 7, 2013, 9:00 AM

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You need to get it into a shop and have it checked out. Without looking at it can't tell you what is going on.





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Hammer Time
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Jun 7, 2013, 9:05 AM

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Sounds like the alignment shims may have fallen out. Take DS's advice and get it checked out ASAP before you do a lot more damage or get into a wreck.



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joeynevwins
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Jun 7, 2013, 9:23 AM

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Well i appreciate it fellas, and I understand that the best thing to do is get it to a shop but what I'm tryin to figure out is how not to take it to a shop cause $$$ is tight right now and I just don't have the funds to take it to a shop, so I was wanting to see if I could fix it, or replace the alignment pens myself? I have all the tools I would need, I think! But either way I appreciate yalls advice! This forum sites pretty cool!


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 7, 2013, 9:54 AM

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Without seeing I can't say you can even make this safe to move it at all. You may have a lot of tools but bet you don't have an alignment machine to have a clue if no doubt with this alignment will be WAY off, chewing tires up fast even if you only tightened it up.

Regulars here see the $$ issues folks have all the time but I don't see any choice with this - you need a shop and now or don't drive this thing till you do,

T



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Jun 7, 2013, 10:27 AM

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This is how you endanger everybody else on the highway. Unfortunately, the life you take may not be your own.

If you can't fix your car right, get a bicycle.



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joeynevwins
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Jun 7, 2013, 11:19 AM

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All I was tryin' to do was get some good advice on what I should do cause I'm workin' two jobs and I'm stressed out enough and I heard you guys could tell me what I should do! But I didn't know y'all had a smartass in with y'all! It just so happens I do have a bycyle 'HT', but you can stick it up your smartass and ill just get my truck fixed and drive it! But thanks anyway! By the way, see if your momma wants to ride would you???


Hammer Time
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Jun 7, 2013, 12:16 PM

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Needless to say......................

Byby



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Discretesignals
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Jun 7, 2013, 12:40 PM

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Look, there has to be a reason for those shims to fall out. Could be the A arm bushing are shot, rust has rotted something away, or any number of things. Without doing a visual inspection you can't determine what is bad and what needs attention.

You can't screw around with suspension and steering components by being cheap about it and short cutting. You won't need a bicycle because you'll be getting a hearse to take you were you need to be. Speaking of hearse, where is Lydia Robinvale?





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Jun 7, 2013, 12:43 PM)


Hammer Time
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Jun 7, 2013, 12:43 PM

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He's gone now anyway.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 7, 2013, 1:02 PM

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joeynevwins : You may still be able to read this and let's end this here. YOU HAVE NOTICED AND DESCRIBED A PROBLEM that could be so hazardous WE would be at fault IMO for suggesting anything but parking it. Perhaps you don't care if it's dangerous to you but if a problem can make a vehicle as hazardous as the problem with this to others that's not responsible all attitudes aside please fix this thing,

T







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