Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, drifts in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Hello, I have a77 Deville, it drifts from side to side when driving down the hwy. I replaced the center ...
- 10-29-09 02:02 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 77 SDV Fleetwood1977 Deville 1979 Deville
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
- southern Idaho
Hello, I have a77 Deville, it drifts from side to side when driving down the hwy. I replaced the center link and a tie rod on the right side, it helped for about a week or so. Nice and tight now its back to wandering and drifting back and forth like a drunk sailor. Any help would be great. I am also having a problem fining a good used light blue steering wheel, dash pad, armrest and the plastic wood grain around the switches for my 77 deville. thanks again John
- 10-30-09 05:10 PM #2Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
- Automobile(s): '05 STS4
- Join Date
- May 2008
Have your "toe-in" checked now that you've replaced those parts. If you're toed-out it would do that
- 10-31-09 02:21 AM #3
It was allined after and I was told it was fine.
- 10-31-09 08:38 PM #4
Do your tires squeal around turns? I had "glazed" tires on my fronts and the car was all over the road. How about the sway bars? I don't know if this could cause it, just suggesting. You can add the rear one if you don't have it already. They're pretty easy to find in a junk yard and they should work all the way up to the mid 90's rwd cars.
- 11-02-09 12:59 AM #5
I have new tires, and sway bars front and rear, on an on ramp to a hwy( a tight clove leaf) the steering jerks at a serten point. I dont think it should do that? I can get it to do it other times to but it more comon then. It wanders at all speeds not just on hwy.
- 11-02-09 06:08 PM #6Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
- Automobile(s): 1996 STS (181,000) Arnott Struts, 245/45/ZR18, 1" Drop -SOLD
- Join Date
- May 2006
I had that problem on my '96. My mechanics replaced all tie rod ends (at my request, not up-sell) and adjusted the toe-in. That fixed it.
- 12-12-09 04:42 AM #7
Thanks I will have that done.
- 07-25-10 02:47 AM #8
maaaaan, have you tried drifting?
anyways.. since you got new wheels are they any thinner then your last?