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#1 rodgerk

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:27 PM

I've got a 1977 Escort GTI. Recently the steering seems to have developed a mind of its own. I keep getting little wobbles as if the front wheels are following the bumps and dips in the road. Also, when I change gear I get a slight pull to the right. I know I will have to get this seen to, but does anyone have an idea what may be the cause?

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#2 mintalkin

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:52 PM

first i would check all the rubber bushes on the suspension and antiroll bar for any signs of play.

#3 vinnyvangough

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 08:19 PM

Its most probably your lower arm bushes.
You can have these changed but i found it easier to change the whole arm. It is a bit of a sod but worth doing. I changed mine on monday as i had this problem too.

#4 gazwhite

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 04:52 AM

Its most probably your lower arm bushes.
You can have these changed but i found it easier to change the whole arm. It is a bit of a sod but worth doing. I changed mine on monday as i had this problem too.


I think i may have the same problem.
How much would this cost to get done?

#5 bungle318

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 09:39 PM

i also seem to have this problem, but my lower arms seem to be fairly new with no play

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:44 PM

i also seem to have this problem, but my lower arms seem to be fairly new with no play


changed mine today and it has sorted it, turned out there was some play in the rubber bushes. quite an easy job :rolleyes:

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:46 PM

I've got a 1977 Escort GTI. Recently the steering seems to have developed a mind of its own. I keep getting little wobbles as if the front wheels are following the bumps and dips in the road. Also, when I change gear I get a slight pull to the right. I know I will have to get this seen to, but does anyone have an idea what may be the cause?



I had this problem with my escort 1.8si. I have just had my wishbones changed at that seems to have sorted it. hope this helps

#8 vinnyvangough

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 11:36 AM

Its only around 25-35 per arm so well worth doing it.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 07:47 PM

Its only around 25-35 per arm so well worth doing it.



got mine for 18.25 each from my local factors

#10 bungle318

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:13 PM

why???????
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dont know what you mean?

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:22 PM

dont know what you mean?


Not to worry mate, spammer

#12 blamberton

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 10:08 PM

i had this problem last year with ma gti except it was pullin to the left, a got the wishbone replaced and that sorted it :D

#13 kobie24

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:37 AM

Hi guys, has anyone got a guide to changing the bushes on an Escort GTi. My steering is pulling (I think both ways) quite violently, usually when i'm doing high speeds. I had the same problem about 18 months ago & the bushes sorted it but was done at a garage. I'm a novice so need something fairly stagihtforard to follow. Cheers, Chris.


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