Originally Posted by da0023
i have checked(or at least my mechanic checked the ball joints and tire rods with a freaking 4ft. pry bar) and he said they were fine. i have personally checked steering rack, it wiggles just a tad but nothing major(should i replace), and how do you check the sway bar bushings?, i know they are easy and inexpensive to replace, but my philsophy is, if it's not broke, dont fix it.
well.......if the sway bar bushings are cracked or mushed out...i'd replace them. same way with the steering rack bushings. fortunately for me, my rack was under warranty, so it got replaced by the stealer, but i still bought a set of energy suspension bushings and plan on replacing them soon. i replaced my sway bar bushings with energy suspension bushings cause mine were worn out. here is where i got my sway bar bushings from.............
and i got my steering rack bushings from wheelers offroad
here is what my sway bar bushings looked like...versus the new ones.....
to check the steering rack bushings.....get someone to turn the steering wheel back and forth while you climb under and take a look..........if the rack moves side to side a half inch or more.............the bushings are likely mushed and worn out............and its a good idea to replace them as far as im concerned.