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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 01:41 PM
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i have a 95 9c1 with the impala ss 17 inch wheels when i turn the car all the way to the right i notice a wabble of the tire so i check it out and found out that the trie was rubbing on the stabilizer bar when i turn it all the way to the right,the left side rub a little but barely,what can i do to solve this problem
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 02:12 PM
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A stock SS will do that. You can get bigger steering stops but they will change your steering raduis negatively. Most of us just live with it.
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 03:47 PM
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thanks Dwayne!what about a wheel spacer,another stabilizer bar, any one with other idea
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 06:50 PM
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Most other bars will be thicker and still rub, I have no specific knowledge of any that do not. Good spacers will cost a lot of money. There is still the steering stop option and those are a GM part.
The only problem with the rubbing is the shiny spots on the bar and in my case on the frame behind the a-arm. Mine has rubbed ocasionally for years and there is no damage to the tires. I put a lot of miles(86K in 3.5 years) on and use those tires and rims April thru October.

Why are you so worried about fixing it, just a damage concern, or is it something else?
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 08:56 PM
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i just wanted to know if it would cause a problem or it could be fixed.pluse it seem like this disc is loose i tighten the lugs but it still lose, i'll have to look at it again tommorrow
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-07-2003, 09:11 PM
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Rubbing will cause no problem.

The loose disc thing is not fixed by tightening lugs, under the cap on the center of the rotor is a nut that needs tightening, your wheelbearings are probably a little worn and this will take up the slack. From your post I gather that you are kind of new to mechanics so I suggest getting at least a Haynes manual($10-15) for the car the factory service manual is better but cost a whole lot more like around $100. This will give you good instructions on how to tighten that nut, while you are there you might consider repacking or replacing the wheelbearings.
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2003, 07:43 PM
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thanks i figure that about disc
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-09-2003, 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by 96capriceMGR:
Rubbing will cause no problem.

From your post I gather that you are kind of new to mechanics so I suggest getting at least a Haynes manual($10-15) for the car the factory service manual is better but cost a whole lot more like around $100.
What helped me when I was in that situation was......This Forum.. I have learned, which I knew nothing about, tons of things. Once I read certain posts, things began making sense. Now, I am not a die hard mechanic, but this forum let me save $$ on:
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