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car problems with my Pontiac Grand am

The car sway's real bad when driving?

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Could you be more specific? How sloppy is it when turning? Do you have a lot of play in the steering wheel?

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Just a couple more questions: Does it sway when you are driving at certain speeds? Does it sway while you are driving straight or while turning, or both?

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think my catalidic (?spelling) converter is bad. How can I tell n how much wld it be to get fixed/new one?

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In the for what its worth department the first thing I'd check would be the shock absorbers. Ralph

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Sounds like a good place to start. Easy, cheap way to check shocks: Press down on the front or rear of the car, and see how much the car bounces up and down before coming to rest. Lots of bobbing before coming to rest could very well mean that your shocks are blown.

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Theres a few things that it could be. The sway bar would be the first place I'd check. Theres bushings on each end of the sway bar where it connects to the frame and often these bushings can be worn out or missing completely.

Another issue you could be having is with the front struts. Depending on the type of terrain you drive on daily, your front struts should be changed every 70,000 to 110,000 kms. Easy to test out the struts, simply push down on the front end of the car and watch to see how it recovers. Generally if there is any bounce when the car recovers, your struts are worn out and should be changed. Always change both front struts at the same time.

If you change the struts at home, make sure you mark, either with a punch or marker, your wheel alignment before removing either strut. If you do not mark the wheel alignment, your camber will be out after installation. If you take it to a shop, make it a point to ask them if they provide a wheel alignment as part of the installation process, or if they don't, make sure that you ask them to at least check alignment after installation.

Good Luck!!

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milton, exactly what are you trying to do? Your question is a bit hard to understand.

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check your rear lateral links they are tracking bars going from rear tire to center there are 4 my car was same way

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