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1996 Lexus LS400 Question: Swaying back and forth?

 

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rickb., 4.0L V8, Bakersfield, CA, July 28, 2010, 13:17
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I have a 1996 lexus ls400 and when im driving and touch the brakes, it sways back and forth like a fish in the water trying to swim. the fron suspension is worn out but i do not think the shocks would make it do that. what else could it be? its like some kind of bushing is out im guessing but i am clueless. any one with any kind of feedback that can E-mail me what they think, plz feel free!! (bori9683@students.sjvc.edu)thanks so much.

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    July 28, 2010, 14:20
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    If you get a shudder when braking, this is often warped rotors in need of replacement or resurfacing.

    You may also have a suspension problem, especially if your car came with fancy air suspension. When that goes out, you can end up with swaying and looseness. This will requirement strut replacement--very expensive for OE parts, and I've heard many owners go with a traditional replacement part, rather than air.

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    rickb., July 28, 2010, 15:03
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    ya its the stupid air suspension type. im going to get the coil over conversion all around. the guy i got it from took the car to a frame shop and they told him it was a thousand dollar part, but never told me what it was, hopefully once i get the kit, it stops.

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    matte, July 28, 2010, 15:04
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    5 will get you 10, that's the issue, and that'll be the fix.

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    rickb., July 28, 2010, 15:08
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    I'm sorry, I'm a lil confused with "5 will get you 10, that's the issue, and that'll be the fix."

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