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    Hi Froggers,

    I have recently driven my DS from Melbourne to Sydney to Canberra and have realised my passenger side drive shaft is shot!
    After noticing a clunking when making u-turns, severe understeer in the wet and handling like a dog on lino when on dirt roads I put it up on the hoist and realised just how bad it is.
    I don't want to drive the car until I replace both drive shafts, I also have some s/h wheel hubs to swap out, as the wheel bearings are shot also, which I will do at the same time, so I will need to replace all the dust covers etc also.
    Is there anyone located in Canberra that I could source these parts off?

    Cheers,

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    I dont get how the driveshafts could make a car understeer or handle poorly. Are you sure the front subframe suspension tubes don't have broken welds

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    Shane makes a good point in that the driveshaft doesn't actually locate the wheels, so shouldn't contribute to a steering problem unless there is very uneven power delivery through the shaft. Are both half axle / arm carriers in good order, not loose and are their mountings free of cracks? I'd be surprised if your rebuilt rack is at fauly, but if there is understeer and it's not due to movement of the half axle / arms carriers, then you might want to look at the steering relays and the tie rods.

    How about the rollbar? Is there significant wear in it's ball joints or bushes? Have you now replaced that wooden anti-rattle spring?

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    Steering relays?

    Maybe also do a wheel alignment? Ds drive like "on lino" if the wheels aren't aligned.
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    Ahhh. Yes well it is a combination of all these things... the ghetto timber anti rattle spring is still on situ, the l/h steering relay clearly wobbles at the spline, there is a LOT of play on the l/h driveshaft... oh and the inside of both tyres are scrubbed so alignment in order..
    Omw to the Vanchops now to pickup all the parts, including 1 triaxe.


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    CCCNSW has a set of bits for doing a wheel alignment yourself. They work REALLY well and it's a simpler excercise than asking a tyre shop to do it!
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